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Educator Resources

The Vimy Foundation offers content and resources adapted for students, educators, and the general public.

Here, you will learn more about the First World War and Canada's military history through our podcast series, learning modules and education guides.

Beyond the Ridge

Explore our educational resources and learn how the battle of Vimy Ridge became a turning point in Canadian History.

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Learning Modules and Resources

These free resources highlight different aspects of First World War history.

Canada's First World War Battles

Find information about major and lesser-known First World War battles involving Canadians.

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Vimy 100 in the Classroom

These resources encourage students to actively consider the war, and to discuss difficult questions in the form of debates, data collection, art, and mini research projects.

History of Vimy Ridge

April 1917: Amid sleet, mud and shellfire, the Canadian soldiers fought their way up the Vimy ridge to take the high ground overlooking the Douai plain.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge

The battle began at 5:30am on April 9, with the first wave of around 15,000 men advancing under the creeping barrage of almost 1000 heavy guns.

Victory at Vimy Ridge

Stunned by the Canadians’ success, the Germans retreated. The Corps, having sustained 10,602 casualties, dug in after a gain of 4,500 yards.

The Significance of Vimy

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a costly victory but also a strong symbol of Canadian unity.

The Victoria Cross

While every Canadian soldier showed courage on Vimy Ridge, there were 4 examples of conspicuous bravery that merited the Victoria Cross.

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Our Programs

Our experiential and community-based learning programs enable youth to think critically about the First World War and its legacy in Canada and globally.

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Vimy Inspires Tomorrow

History education meets leadership education. Vimy Inspires Tomorrow encourages youth between 13 and 17 years old to develop and utilize their leadership skills.

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Beaverbrook Vimy Prize

The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize (BVP) is a unique learning experience in Belgium and France, awarded to outstanding youth between 15-17 years of age.

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Vimy Pilgrimage Award

The Vimy Foundation created the Vimy Pilgrimage Award (VPA) to recognize the actions of young people, ages 14-17, who are dedicated to the betterment of society.

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