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The entrance to the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Emergency Preparedness

What did people do to stay safe during the Cold War? To find out, students watch a primary source: the 1973 government-issued 11 Steps to Survival video. Students then look at emergency

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The entrance to the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Daily Life in the Diefenbunker

In this program, students explore what life would have been like in the Diefenbunker during a lockdown. Divided into three groups (military, civilian, and government), they discover how each group

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The entrance to the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Continuity of Government

This program uses primary sources from a scenario that took place in 1986, when the Diefenbunker was active. As air-raid sirens blare, students are assigned key roles and tasked with

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The entrance to the Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Conflict Resolution

This program follows YOUCAN Ottawa’s teaching of conflict resolution skills, which has been successful for twenty years. Students begin by exploring the communication and decision-making skills needed in conflict resolution.

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