The Message Must Get Through is an educational program aimed at Grade 8 and Grade 10 social studies/history students. The objectives of this educational program are to teach students about Major Wallace Bruce Matthews Carruthers, the Father of Military Communications in Canada and thereby give them an understanding of the beginnings of military signalling in Canada.


Students will be guided by research questions and encouraged to think critically while examining primary documents. From these documents, students will glean information about Carruthers and the state of signalling in the Canadian military at the turn of the century. 

The Full Package to the near right has all the Teacher's Resources for conducting this program, including answer sheets, examples and full explanations of each primary document. The second package is a blank, student ready package.