Teaching Remembrance

As a veteran you’ll already have memories to share, but how do you convey the importance of Remembrance and its relevance today?

Graphic of people for Remembrance

Help is at hand from The Royal British Legion, together with the National Literacy Trust. They have created online resources to help children and teenagers to explore how Remembrance is marked by different communities and nations.

You’ll find lesson plans, bitesized activities and assemblies that support parents, and teachers. Resources include video, images, text and interactive elements.

Importantly these resources are connected to the National Curriculum. It’s easy to filter, browse and search the content, and you can download it. These creative resources can be used in the comfort of your home, or at school. Best of all access is free.

If your child is aged 4-7 head over to key stage 1, and explore the lives of those who protect and support us. Use original photos to explore the role of women, across the Commonwealth, and understand the use of imagery in keeping memories alive.

Remembering the Armed Forces and emergency services is the focus for 16-18 year olds, at key stage 5. And activities include spotting the similarities, and differences, in Remembrance services across the world.

Also, is your child in the Girl Guides, Scouts or Army Cadets? A section is devoted to these youth groups. Did you know, for instance, that during WW2 there were over half a million Cadets, in service and training? Today their support continues, with over 40,000 helping both local communities and the Armed Forces.

Facts like this show the importance of continuity, and help to inspire future generations.

Catherine Davies, Head of Remembrance at The Royal British Legion says:

The RBL’s new Remembrance teaching resources will help children to understand why people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds come together to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community. For 100 years Remembrance has been part of the fabric of society and teachers can use these lessons, activities and assemblies to show the next generation why we remember not only those from past conflicts, but those who continue to protect us today.

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