Link the past with the present: Students will visit a local war memorial and/or participate in the Remembrance Day ceremonies. Teachers can visit a local war memorial in their communities or contact Je Me Souviens to inquire about their Remembrance Day ceremonies around Quebec City or Montreal. Veterans Affairs has a database of memorials that can be found here. Teachers can also organize a Remembrance Day ceremony in their own schools, if one does not already exist.
- Have you ever noticed this memorial before?
- Who is it dedicated to?
- Are there names listed? How many? Who are they?
- When was the memorial built? Why? Research this information.
- What is the purpose of the memorial?
- Why is Remembrance Day on November 11th every year?
- Why should you remember?
Students will ask if they can take a picture, using their cell phones, of the visit. The picture can be of a detail, the entire memorial or of themselves at the memorial. Remind students to be respectful. Students will then include the picture and write a reflection using the questions in the student guide and include an explanation of their picture.
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