For the past 68 years the Canadian Tulip Festival preserves the memorable role of the Canadian troops in the liberation of the Netherlands and Europe.
Brainstorm the following questions with your class, either teacher-led or in groups.
Using the blank flower template provided, your class will create a freedom garden (either in hard copy-or digital) to be displayed in your classroom or school. Photos of your virtual freedom garden can be submitted to the Canadian Tulip Festival for posting on the Liberation75 website. Images may also be used at this year’s festival.
Ask the students to consider the following question:
Then have them choose one question to answer in the tulip template. Consider decorating one leaf for Canada and one leaf for the Netherlands. Your school name can be added to the flower pot. Once they are all coloured and completed, display them on your wall, or create a digital garden by taking pictures of your tulips and sending them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some suggested activities connected to the lesson.