Looking for Remembrance Day resources to use with your students? resourceSET has a number of student activities you may find useful. For those accessing ARC-BC, there are also a few accessible books available on the theme.
A story about Remembrance Day and attending a Remembrance Day Assembly. Created by Daphne Mercier in Writing with Symbols and in PDF format.
Learn and write about Remembrance Day, and listen to the poem “In Flanders Fields.” This grid set also provides cells containing stanza choices to write the poem “In Flanders Fields.” Students must read carefully to discriminate between similar options to get the poem correct. Using auditory support (hearing the choices) will be helpful. This activity supports the Ministry of Education Learning Outcomes for Social Studies (Canadian identity) Grade 3, Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 – Identify characteristics of Canadian society (e.g. Symbols of BC, Symbols of Canada).
Bingo Boards and calling cards using Remembrance Day vocabulary.
This Clicker Activity is a talking book about Remembrance Day written for the Secondary School student. This activity supports the Grade 11 Social Studies Prescribed Learning Outcome: -Assess Canada’s role in World War I and the war’s impact on Canada. Selected grids contain video or sound clips. Information for this activity was taken from Veterans’ Affairs Canada: Canada Remembers.
The classic Remembrance Day poem by John McRae, December 1915, is presented with visual and auditory supports. Students who have difficulties comprehending can explore the words buttons to assist them with understanding in simpler text. This activity supports the Ministry of Education Learning Outcomes for Social Studies (Canadian identity) Grade 3, Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 – Identify characteristics of Canadian society (e.g. Symbols of BC, Symbols of Canada).
The following are available by logging into ARC-BC.
A Poppy is to Remember – clkx, pictello, pps
In moving words, and with illustrations both dramatic and tender, this book calls to mind the rich symbolism of the poppy we wear so proudly on Remembrance Day… lest we forget.
Remembrance Day by Jill Foran – kes
A look at the events that people take part in during Canada’s major holidays. Each title provides information about the history, symbols, and traditions of these special days.
Rose Blanche by Roberto Innocenti – clkb, clkx, kes, pdf
During World War II, a young German girl’s curiosity leads her to discover something far more terrible than the day-to-day hardships and privations that she and her neighbours have experienced. A part of the Reading Power Project.