Beyond Remembrance Day

Discuss the importance of remembering, and the work done to help others during the war.

Poppies for remembrance day
11 - 16
Lesson plan
PSHE, Tutor time
Conflict, Newsthink

2018 saw 100 years since the end of the First World War. Many special events on and around 11 November (Armistice Day) helped us to remember the sacrifice and contributions of those involved. 

This short activity goes beyond the immediate remembrance of the soldiers who were killed or affected during the conflict. Its focus is also on those who helped to respond to the humanitarian impact of the war.

Resource overview

1. Poem and discussion: Why we remember 
Look at the poem “In Flanders Fields” to think about the importance of remembrance.

2. Discussion: Humanitarian actions
Consider how people helped during the war and the qualities shown by the volunteers. Learners can also consider which of these qualities they share, and how they show them in their own lives.

This resource was written by Rob Bowden and Rosie Wilson of Lifeworlds Learning and published in November 2018. 

Image of remembrance poppies © neilkendall/iStock.