Teaching Guide

Valuable Information for students

To foster the tradition of Remembrance amongst Canadian youth, we have created a teaching guide to assist primary and secondary schools in imparting valuable information to their students.

This Guide to Remembrance has been created by The Royal Canadian Legion to assist primary and secondary school teachers to foster the Tradition of Remembrance amongst Canada’s youth.

The guide addresses the following subjects: brief notes on Canadian military history and The Royal Canadian Legion; important Canadian symbols; Remembrance themes in stories, songs and poems; information about the annual Poppy campaign and how the money donated is used; information concerning our National Literary and Poster contests; and last, but not least, suggested school Remembrance activities.

It is believed that most children, by the time they begin formal schooling, will have had some exposure to Remembrance Day through television, radio, movies, reading and through family observance of the day. The Canadian education system has a responsibility to enrich these early  experiences so that each student may develop a real understanding and appreciation for Remembrance Day. Children new to Canada must also have an understanding of the sacrifices that many Canadians made to preserve and protect the way of life that they now embrace. In short, we must ensure that Remembrance Day is afforded the respect and dignity it rightly deserves and maintains its place among the great traditions of our country.

In addition to the information available in the guide, your local branch of The Royal Canadian Legion can be of much assistance. There are members at the branch who would be more than willing to share their time and experiences. Find your local Branch.

It is our hope that you find the information both useful and meaningful.

Lest We Forget

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