The poppy pins have come out once more and Remembrance Day is around the corner. This is a time in the classroom where we open up big discussions about sacrifice, war, remembrance, and peace. Though often difficult discussions they are important ones to have.
Today I’d like to share a freebie with you. In Flanders Fields has been a poem I remember from every Remembrance Day ceremony I have ever attended. We hear it so often that sometimes we don’t reflect on its message. You can download a copy of the poem and a few reflection questions here.
This freebie is part of my Remembrance Day Writing Prompts package which contains a variety of writing activities such as a PEACE acrostic poem, poppy writing organizers, and a thank you letter to a peacekeeper, or a fallen soldier. If you are interested in this product you can find it here.
If you are looking for a book to read to your students this Remembrance Day look no further than In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem by John McCrae by Linda Granfield. This book tells the story of how the poem was written and received by the public at the time. Well laid out and with illustrations by Janet Wilson its a great addition to your study of the poem.
What activities do you use in your classroom surrounding Remembrance Day? I’d love to hear in the comments below or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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