Educational Programs

The Legacy Series

This original documentary film series – created by Canadian film students and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum – showcases powerful, personal accounts of the Second World War through the lens of aviation.

Through six episodes, The Legacy Series shares the captivating stories of Canadian veterans — airmen and women who served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Air Force, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, and the Polish Air Force — as well as former European civilians. The Legacy Series bridges the generational divide between veterans and youth, bringing the stories of our country’s history to life for today’s students.

Teachers: Watch the Legacy Series with your class and then download your free, curriculum-based educational activity plans today!

(Erratum: Please note that Mr. Marceli Ostrowski appearing in Episode One and Six, was a Pilot Officer of Wellington Bomber, not the Navigator.)

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Lesson Plans

The accompanying educational activity plans help students from grades 10 to 12 (ON) / secondary cycle 2 (QC) delve deeper into The Legacy Series, in order to understand the impact of the Second World War on society – both then and now. Download your free educational activity plans today and share these stories of sacrifice and courage with your students.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6