Lest we forget. This issue’s column reflects the voices and experiences of those working for peace and those affected by war. Past editions of NetWatch and additional sites for some topics can be found online at the Archives.

by Lynda Scarrow

See, hear, remember

Planet and Vision


making-peace resources

This year’s International Day of Peace is September 21 and these two sites offer a significant number of relevant printable materials and lesson plans, as well as many supplementary resources.

Veteran Affairs


noted repository

This repository of Remembrance Day materials is one of the best places to start your resource search. Choose Canada Remembers. Find learning modules, 50 ways to remember, quick facts and information booklets under Youth & Educators – Teachers’ Resources. Be sure to check the 2004 section. You can also order free publications and a DVD.

Digital Archive


sharing recollections

At the memory project site, click on Digital Archive to hear a poignant introduction by a Canadian veteran on the Flash version of the home page. This site features the memories and memorabilia of more than 1,000 Canadian veterans. I particularly like the pages with audio and transcripts.

Letters and Images


documenting war

The Canadian Letters and Images Project is an online archive of the Canadian war experience. The Collections section lists soldiers by name, with the number and type of documents they created, and provides brief biographies.

Canadian War Museum



Remembrance Day activities

Type “Remembrance Day kit” in the search field. The Collections section includes letters, journals, postcards, photographs and audio clips. Activities are organized by grade level.

Reading and Remembrance


This year’s project launches in September and the theme is Letters Home. Themes from previous years are still available on the site.

Historica Minutes


siteChoose Historica Minutes – Military to see short re-enactments of Canadian war moments. You may recognize some of these from television. Viewed together they have a strong emotional impact. Lesson Plans, at the top of the page, leads to a searchable database.

The Vigil Project


live web casts

Beginning November 4, from sunset until sunrise the next day, the names of fallen World War I soldiers will run on the National History Society site with the last appearing at sunrise November 11. The site will also offer live web casts and supplementary resources.

Lynda Scarrow is the College's web editor. She can be reached at lscarrow@oct.ca.