“We ask them to post the picture with #Poppyproud, so that we can instil a bit more of the spirit of Remembrance Day in our generation and people of our age.”
While social media is not commonly found in the average classroom, some technology :
Around the World
The great thing about technology is that it can bring the world into your classroom. This week I was captivated by Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, an installation art piece at the Tower of London in the lead up to Remembrance Day. I will be sharing this video in my art class this week, but also using it to generate some discussion about Remembrance Day in general.
Connecting with Literature
What surprised me was just how taken the children were with the story and then the interest it sparked in the wars of the past. This book would make a lovely discussion starter and also a nice way to compliment Remembrance Day or ANZAC Day work in the classroom. I usually set up discussion forums for the books we read in the classroom and this book would certainly lend itself nicely to that.
Hope you enjoyed reading this blog and found my ideas useful this Remembrance Day. Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.
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