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Remembrance Day Lesson Plans K-8

Lesson plans, resources and acitivties to teach elementary school students about the meaning and importance of Remembrance Day in Canada.

Remembrance Day in Canada
Reference resources to help teach about Remembrance Day in Canada.

Poppy and Remembrance Teachers Guide
This Remembrance Day guide from the Royal Canadian Legion includes Remembrance themes in stories, songs and poems and suggested school Remembrance Day activities. The guide is a large PDF file.

The Poppy Campaign
The significance of the poppy as the flower of remembrance and the poppy campaign in Canada. From the Royal Canadian Legion.

Remembrance Day Integrated Arts Lesson Plan
In this lesson plan students use the Heritage Minute and information on the poem In Flanders Fields and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to create a performance about World War I. Click on Background and Activities tabs. From Historica Canada.

Valour Road
In this lesson plan students use the Historica Minute "Valour Road" to learn about the horrors and personal sacrifice of war. From Historica Canada.

Garden of Remembrance
Students can create a garden of remembrance based on flowers of remembrance. It could be a real school garden, a container garden, a painted garden, or an origami garden. Lots of ideas and reference material from Veterans Affairs Canada.

Tales of Animals in War
Learning resources to help students relate to the sacrifices and achievements of Canadian veterans through learning about animals in war. Includes a Teacher's Guide. From Veterans Affairs Canada.

Over the Top
An online interactive adventure story allows the user to experience life in the trenches during World War I. Includes activities for teachers for classroom use. From the Canadian War Museum.

Museum of Remembrance
This project encourages students to research and create exhibits for their own Museum of Remembrance. It could be a big project. From the Canadian War Museum.

Send Postcards to Canadian Veterans
The Postcards for Peace activity encourages young people to send messages of thanks to those who have served Canada. From Veterans Affairs Canada.

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