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Operation Husky: A Geographical Perspective

In July 1943, Canadian soldiers took part in the Allied invasion of Sicily. In a campaign called Operation Husky, the untested 1st Canadian Division fought and died in the inhospitable Sicilian countryside. Seventy years later, a group of Canadians followed in their footsteps to commemorate and honour the actions and sacrifices of those often-overlooked Second World War soldiers. Canadian Geographic Education has created five classroom activities that offer a geographical perspective on Operation Husky from the impact of the physical landscape and the climate to the location of memorial markers.

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Canadian Geographic magazine is an excellent resource for teachers and students. It provides posters in both official languages, such as the St. Lawrence Seaway map, as well as short geography related news items suitable for current events. In addition, the June issue each year is devoted to environmental issues such as wind energy.”



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