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Kayak’s Special Remembrance Day Digital Issue

Remembering the Great War is a special digital classroom edition of Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids aimed at Grades 2 – 6. You will find stories about the major battles, about kids’ lives back home, and about how anger around conscription divided the country. You will also find links to lesson plans, classroom activities, and much more.

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Educational materials (to your right):

  • Grades K– 4: Canadian Patriotic Fund, Word Search, Cenotaph (can be modified)
  • Grades 4– 6: Word Search, Beaumont Hamel Quiz, Cenotaph, Battlefield Landscape

Our thanks to the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this educational initiative. This issue is also available in French.

You may also access Remembering the Great War through a free Issuu account.

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Educational Materials

Classroom Resources:

The Battle of Beaumont Hamel Quiz 
Discover your local cenotaph! Worksheet
Remembrance Day Word Search 

Lesson Plans:

The Battlefield Landscape of the First World War

In this lesson students explore several seminal Canadian First World War battles with an emphasis on the experiences of soldiers in the trenches.

The Canadian Patriotic Fund, 1914 - 1919

In this lesson students explore the role of the Canadian Patriotic Fund during the First World War.

Additional Resource:

The National Film Board of Canada's War & Peace Playlist

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