Lakeland Catholic School Division students will soon be learning about Canada’s armed forces history in the classroom. The LCSD board approved a military studies course starting in the fall of 2019 in their February 27th meeting. The course is described as “…evaluating the origins of the military, its diverse roles, its involvement in domestic and international affairs, and its relationship to political decision-making processes in times of war and peace in Canada and in international contexts.”
Grade 10 to 12 students at Assumption Junior/Senior High School will be the first to be able to take the course. The school board says other schools will then be allowed to offer the class. The course will be worth three or five credits.
Military studies classes aren’t new to Alberta school boards. High schools such as S.Bruce Smith in Edmonton and other schools near Canadian Forces bases currently or have in the past offered the course.