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?


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  2. This is such a great way of doing things with school kids. They get to ask questions to a real person through skype. More teachers should do this. Who ever would have thought 30 years ago that technology would allow us to do this. Many can learn from this Louise. I hope you are putting it out there. André looks good on skype.

  3. Hi Louise,

    Using 'Skype' is a great way to learn about the world! Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I hope you will visit again.