On June 6, 1944, Canadian, British, and American forces made history as 156,000 soldiers landed on five beaches along 80 kilometres of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy Region. This was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history, and marks the beginning of the end of the Second World War.
In 2019, join Canadian youth and educators from across the country who will explore Canada’s past on our Historic Event Tours.
Our D-Day 75 Historic Event Tours will showcase some of our most engaging opportunities yet, with different activities for each itinerary. Here are just a few examples of EF-enhanced programming:
Jewish Quarter, Amsterdam
Students will participate in a half-day of programming during a guided tour of the Jewish Quarter, including the former deportation site and the Jewish Historical Museum.
Topography of Terror Museum, Berlin
During an EF-exclusive workshop, students will discuss art and media and their role in propaganda, and the use of fear to influence society—throughout history and today.
Bletchley Park, London
EF is taking over the site for three days, running custom-designed workshops that will investigate the history of codebreaking and its impact on the outcome of the war.
Juno Beach Centre, Normandy
EF has developed an exclusive app that works as an inquiry-based tool to explore Juno Park. Plus, on June 6 we’ll have a D-Day Hub featuring educational programming and connections with the local community.
Technology plays a vital role in education, influencing the classroom environment and the way that students learn, and EF is excited to offer digital tools that help enhance our travellers’ time abroad.
WeShare: EF’s online platform for independent research projects.
Exploring Juno Beach with EF: An EF-created app that enhances students’ visit to the Juno Beach Centre and the surrounding park.
D-Day VR: A virtual reality, first-person experience of the D-Day landings, created by EF with our partner SimWave.
Join us as we make a stronger connection with history
Be part of this exceptional event in 2019—and help your students find their own connections to our nation’s past.