Deadline approaches for teachers’ battlefields tour

March 15 is the deadline for teachers to apply for a fellowship for a 14-day tour of Canadian battlefields, monuments and cemeteries  in Europe July 1 through 14.

The 2012 Cleghorn Battlefield Study Fellowship   introduces teachers to Canada’s military history during the two world wars by visiting the most important battlefields and memorials in Belgium and France.  They can draw upon this experience for use in the classroom.

The tour is delivered by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies  at Wilfrid Laurier University and  The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society  and the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. Participants will visit sites of the First World War battles of Passchendaele, Vimy Ridge and the Somme and Second World War sites at Dieppe, Juno Beach, Verrières Ridge and the Falaise Gap.

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