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WWI Poppies and Memorials

Every country has its own way of remembering the people who died in war, from memorials like the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to Remembrance Day poppies, days of remembrance and other tributes. Learn about the origins of these memorials and how they came to symbolize respect for the war dead and hope for a future of peace.

 

In Flanders Fields: The Story of the Poem
This award-winning book details the history of the poem and the Canadian soldier and poet who wrote it during WWI. This poem has come to represent the universal remembrance and respect for the fallen.  

grades 4 and up 

                                     

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Le jour du souvenir

Discute de l'importance du jour du souvenir et de la facon don't elle est celebre partout au Canada.

grades 4 and up

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On Remembrance Day

This book is meant to answer the questions  children have about Remembrance Day
and to explain how
and why we honour
the people who have served our country. 
It has a Canadian focus.

grades 4 and up

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A Poppy is to Remember

With soothing words and images designed especially for younger readers, children will learn how the poppy became the symbol for remembering and honouring those who fought for our freedom.

grades 1-4

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Remembering John McCrae: Soldier, Doctor, Poet

Behind every poem there is a poet, and
this book tells the
story of the man who wrote the famous poem "In Flanders Fields." In WWI he experienced loss so great that he was moved to write about it.

grades 5 - 9

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Remembrance Day
This book explains how each year people through the Commonwealth take time to remember the men and women who served their country during times of war. 
It covers the different and similar methods
of expression.

grades 3 - 6

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Remembrance Day

Provides an overview of the reasons for the day and the various ways that Canadians honour those who died. It also concludes with a chapter on peace.

grades 5 and up

 

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Remembrance Day : Lest We Forget

 

An overview of the history and nature of Remembrance Day in Canada for younger readers.

grades 3 - 6

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Un coquelicot pour se souvenir

Un poeme fur l'espoir qu'inspire le coquelicot, qui s'epanouit la ou la guerre a decime tant d'humains.

grades 1 - 4

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The Unknown Soldier

After WWI every country mourned
their fallen brothers, fathers and sons. .
The book shows how many countries, including Canada created memorials to honour those who were not found or identified.

grades 3 and up

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