Take Time to Remember
Every year on November 11th, Canadians pause for a moment of silence to honour and remember those who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict, and peace. We have put together a collection of resources to help students learn more about why we observe Remembrance Day each year.
Free Resource Package
Our Remembrance Day Virtual Classroom is filled with child-friendly learning resources for kids to explore as they learn more about why we observe Remembrance Day.
The Virtual Classroom includes informational videos, read aloud books, directed drawings, and printable resources. There are even links to Virtual Remembrance Day Ceremonies for families to participate in at home.
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Veteran's Affairs Resources
Veteran’s Affairs has created a variety of classroom resources to help prepare students for Remembrance Day. We have linked two of these publications in the Virtual Classroom.
Take Time to Remember is an activity booklet for young children that introduces concepts of remembrance in an accessible and fun manner. Tales of Animals at War is an annual publication created by the government of Canada for kids ages 5-11. Teacher’s Guides are available for both of these items.
One of the best ways to approach topics like Remembrance Day is through picture books. Here are a few of our favourites. Some of these books are on the shelves in the Virtual Classroom leading to read aloud videos.