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Remembrance Day: A day to learn about Canada’s history through GIS

ArcGIS Online can be an inquiry tool used to teach subjects beyond geography. With Remembrance Day around the corner, check out some history based ArcGIS Online maps and apps that will engage your students about this important day for Canadians.

In Canada, November 11th is Remembrance Day , a special day when our nation stops to remember the brave men and women who fought in wars to secure the freedom we enjoy. Commemorate this important day with your students by exploring ArcGIS Online resources that highlight some of the important events in Canada’s history.

  • 100 Years of In Flanders Fields - Map Journal
    May 2015 marked 100 years since the writing of In Flanders Fields by John McCrae. This Map Journal has been created by the City of Guelph as a spatial and multimedia journey commemorating the life of the poet, the writing of the poem and its legacy.

Explore the legacy of John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields in this map journal.

If you’re interested in learning how to create your own Remembrance Day story maps, check out the resources below:

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About the Author

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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