Juno Beach Centre

Juno Beach Centre

Start: Courseulles-sur-Mer End: Courseulles-sur-Mer Days: 1 Nights: 0 Price: from €4

Juno Beach Centre

Located on the very beach where Canadian troops landed on June 6, 1944, between Arromanches and Ouistreham, the Juno Beach Centre is an ideal location to discover Canada’s participation in the military operations of the Second World War as well as the efforts made on the home front. The Juno Beach Centre features a permanent exhibition on Canada’s experience throughout the campaigns of the Second World War and the contribution on the home front. Visitors may follow a guided tour of Juno Park to discover bunkers and tunnels leading to a German command post on site in 1944.

Starting in February 2017, the temporary exhibition “From Vimy to Juno: Remembering Canadians in France” allows visitors to gain understanding of how these events have been ingrained into the collective memory of Canadians. How did Canadians commemorate their fallen soldiers? How did the French play a role in preserving this memory? bunkers in front of the museum. Temporary exhibitions feature military and cultural themes relevant to Canadian history.

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Tour Operator: Juno Beach Centre

Voie des Français Libres
14470
Courseulles-sur-Mer
France
+33 (0)2 31 37 32 17

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Educational activities

Educational activity in temporary exhibition “From Vimy to Juno” for school groups (7-11 years old) starting February 2017

 

“PuzzlING STORIES” activity

In the temporary exhibition, students are immersed in the experiences of 4 families (3 Canadian and 1 French) during the First and Second world wars. The narration of their descendants Arlene, Kevin, Jonah, Laine and Alyssa leads young visitors through the exhibit. At the end of the circuit, students assemble the puzzle pieces relative to the family history they followed and share what they learned with the other teams. Educational activity led by a Canadian guide.

Educational activity in temporary exhibition “From Vimy to Juno” for school groups (from 11 years old) starting February 2017

 

“PuzzlING STORIES” app

In the temporary exhibition, 4 teams take in turn the role of reporters or soldiers, on a Web App, in order to resolve 12 interactive challenges. Equipped with tablets, the students follow Arlene, Kevin, Jonah, Laine and Alyssa, the descendants of 3 Canadian families and 1 French, in order to discover their history between 1914 and the present through the themes of the exhibition. At the end of the circuit, the teams put together the pieces of the family puzzle on a shared television screen, and share what they learned with the other teams.

 

Juno Quiz for school groups

Educational tools for visiting school groups:

2 levels:

7-11 years old // 11 years old +

Quiz adapted to the themes and graphic environment of the permanent exhibition. Page to page version available for free on our web site www.junobeach.org

 

Explore Juno Beach Centre: app for families

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Free mobile app available for smartphones and tablets, giving you access to interactive historical content in our temporary exhibit.

 

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