Recommended for your classroom!
“Standing on Guard is an excellent learning resource for Manitoba students. The six half-hour documentaries included in this video package accurately commemorate the personal as well as the historical contributions of six Manitoba military regiments:
The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
The Fort Garry Horse
2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
The Winnipeg Grenadiers
38 Service Battalion
Each documentary encapsulates not only military history but also social history. Furthermore, the series not only features local history but also Canada’s global responsibility and roles in the international community. The highlight of each of the documentaries is its ability to offer students archival footage from the past to understand the present.
Thanks to this exemplary learning resource, schools such as Dieppe, football teams such as the Winnipeg Rifles Junior Football team, statues such as Winnie the Pooh at Assiniboine Park, and streets such as Vimy Road all take on historical significance for students living in Manitoba today.”
Social Studies Curriculum Consultant