Learning about our national history and Canada’s role in significant world events is an important and valued part of social studies in Alberta. In high school social studies courses, students may examine the contributions of Canada’s military as part of their consideration of globalization, the pursuit of nationalism and internationalism, and the roles and responsibilities of citizens in times of conflict. The Kindergarten to Grade 12 Social Studies Programs of Study also provide opportunities for students in all grades to examine current events.
Milestones in Canadian Military History
The year 2018 marks a number of significant anniversaries and milestones in our country’s military heritage. Such occasions are commemorated to ensure that the sacrifices and achievements of those who served in times of war, military conflict and peace operations are recognized within the context of the personal freedoms enjoyed by all Canadians.