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Date > 1900 > 1950-1959

Canada and NATO

Type: Document

This article explains the history of the Cold War era of NATO, the Warsaw Pact. It focuses on Canada's role during this era. Includes a list of suggested readings.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Nuclear Age and the Cold War - National Security and Defence

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. The evolution of nuclear fear in Canada is documented in this collection. Beginning with rumours of communist spies, continuing with fear of nuclear attack, and finally today with testing of nuclear weapons in our northern provinces by the United States.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

Assignment: Grades 11-12: The Cold War - Civil Defense or Nuclear Disarmament? - For Teachers

Type: Document

Compares and contrasts the positions of civil defense and nuclear disarmament.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Suez Canal Crisis - Cold War Canada

Type: Document

A brief biography of Lester B. Pearson introduces this article on his peacemaking achievements in Egypt. The events surrounding the build-up of a United Nations force in the Suez Canal are also discussed. Taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Introductory Activity: Grades 6-12: What Was the Cold War About? - For Teachers

Type: Document

Students explore a CBC Archives website to gather some first impressions and background information on the Cold War era and its impact on Canadian society and politics.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Role of the Reserves

Type: Document

The historical role of the army reserves, known as the militia, came into question when nuclear weapons entered the battlefield. One issue was whether there would be time to mobilize and train the reserve force for active duty, given that a potential war in Europe might be over in weeks.

Site: National Defence

Canada and Peace-keeping Operations

Type: Document

A history of Canada's involvement in peacekeeping, including the formation of the League of Nations and the United Nations.

Site: National Defence

Assignment: Grades 9-10: The Cold War - Planning for Survival - For Teachers

Type: Document

Investigates government and personal measures taken in order to ensure survival in the event of a nuclear war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Troops in Action - Canadians in Korea

Type: Document

The arrival of the Canadians in February 1951 coincided with the second general United Nations advance towards the 38th Parallel. In this new offensive, the 27th British Commonwealth Brigade was to advance north-east to its final objective, the high ground north-west of Hoengsong.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Good Peacekeeping or Good PR?

Type: Film and Video

Four experts on Canadian diplomacy talk about whether Canada deserves its peacekeeping reputation.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation