Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vimy Ridge

The students had an opportunity to Skype with a staff member from the Vimy Ridge, Canadian Memorial Site in France. To prepare the students for the chat, we discussed the... who, what, where, when and why we have monuments and memorial sites.

We traveled to Northern France using Google Earth and studied the area. We also looked at the city of Arras, where the Canadian staff and university students live.

Our students had a chance to watch a slide show of the site, clips of culture and war from the BrainPop app and video clips from the National Film Board (NFB) app. Once they had a basic understanding they were able to ask effective questions.

The students were well prepared for a great Skype chat.

Do you Skype with your students?