Kayak’s Remembrance Day/First World War Digital Issue and Educational Package

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.

Additional Resource: The National Film Board of Canada’s War & Peace Playlist

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.

Our Thanks

We are grateful to the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this educational Initiative.

Classroom Resources

The Battle of Beaumont Hamel Quiz

Use this twelve-question quiz to get your students reading and thinking about the Battle of Beaumont Hamel.

Remembrance Day Word Search

Use this Remembrance Day word search to familiarize your students with key terms from the First World War.

Discover your local cenotaph!

With this activity students are encouraged to explore their community landscape and community history through the local cenotaph.