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What is Remembrance

Child studying a war memorial © J Peach-Miles, 2012This lesson is the first in War Memorials Trust's cross curricular scheme of work about war memorials, and provides a way of introducing the topic of war memorials. The lesson can be used alone or in conjunction with other lessons from War Memorials Trust.


Aims of the lesson

Pupils learn about Remembrance Day so that they are aware of why so many communities have war memorials, what it is that is being remembered and is considered so important to different people. While it is likely that many pupils will have prior knowledge of Remembrance Day and associated events, this is not assumed and teachers may therefore wish to adapt the lesson according to the needs of their class. Pupils will learn when and why Remembrance Day occurs and what happens during these events.


 "I understand better what the word 'Remembrance' means." Woody, Year 5.


The lesson plan and other useful resources can be downloaded using the links below.

For students

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