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VETERANS' DAY - REMEMBRANCE DAY

POPPY DAY

Veterans Day is November 11 (Remembrance Day in Canada).


Activities to print Listening
Cartoons Pictures
Cinema Songs and Literature
Facts Videos
Games to print Vocabulary
Interactive activities Webquests
Lesson plans  

(Updated on 20/10/2015)




Related pages :

Iraq War Wars with American Involvement
Vietnam war WW1 - World War 1
War WW2 - World War 2
War in Afghanistan  

 

 

Pictures :

  • Remembrance Day around the world - in pictures - 2016
    "Remembrance Day, or Armistice Day, is observed in Commonwealth states and elsewhere to remember members of the armed forces
    who have died in the line of duty. It is marked by the symbol of the poppy, and at the 11th hour on the 11 November two minutes’ silence is held."

    (theguardian.com)


    Poppies are thrown into the fountain
    in Trafalgar Square to mark Armistice Day.

  • In Pictures: Armistice Day commemorations - 11 November 2015
    "The nation fell silent for two minutes on Wednesday to remember the nation's war dead on Armistice Day."
    (BBC)
  • In pictures: For the Fallen - 12 November 2014
    (BBC)

  • Remembrance Sunday – in pictures - 9 November 2014
    "Tributes paid to service personnel who died in the two world wars and subsequent conflicts at annual ceremony of remembrance,
    with this year having added significance being the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war."

    (theguardian.com)

 

  • In pictures: The poppies at the Tower of London - 7 November 2014
    "Nearly four million people are expected to have visited an installation at the Tower of London
    to mark the centenary of the start of World War One by 12 November."

    (BBC)
  • The Vietnam War (Lien brisé)



 

Vocabulary :

 

Facts :

  • The Remembrance Poppy by numbers - 11 November 2016
    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • Army captain to receive Medal of Honor on Thursday - 12 November 2015
    + a video: "Army Captain Florent Groberg (ret.) tells the story of the actions that led to him being nominated for the Medal of Honor."

    (armytimes.com)

  • Remembrance Day - 9 November 2015
    "Remembrance Sunday: Queen leads tributes as services held across UK." James Meikle (The Guardian)"
    (cle.ens-lyon.fr)

  • Remembrance Sunday marked across UK - Article + Photos + Videos - 8 November 2015
    "The Queen has led tributes to the UK's war dead at the annual Remembrance Sunday service in central London."

    (BBC)

  • How the Iraq war followed one veteran home
    "As the last US troops leave Iraq, the BBC's David Botti reflects on the nearly nine years of war.
    He served in Iraq as an infantryman in the US Marine Corps Reserve during the 2003 invasion.
    After he came home the war remained a presence in ways he couldn't have imagined."
    (BBC)

 

 

  • Remembrance (BBC)
    - with videos, WW1 Veteran Talks, WW2 People's War, an interactive memorial, poetry and art, lesson worksheets...

 

  • Poppy Day - Remembrance Day - Nov 11 (traditions-uk)

 

Listening :

  • Film Explores Battle War Veterans Face in Civilian Society - Text + Audio
    "The movie “The Last Patrol" examines how hard it can be for war veterans to leave military life and return to civilian life.
    It follows former soldiers as they deal with missing combat and the closeness they felt toward fellow soldiers.
    “I feel that this society invented loneliness.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • US Memorial Honors Disabled Veterans - AUDIO + ARTICLE - 11 October 2014
    "The memorial sits on a one hectare wide property. At the center is a fountain in the shape of a five-point star.
    It represents the five branches, or divisions, of the U.S. military. Visitors also will find a reflecting pool made from black granite."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

INTERACTIVE activities :

  • A PowerPoint Presentation
    Created by Dulce Araujo (Ac Nancy-Metz) :
    "Un travail pour mes 3emes sur Poppy Day et les coquelicots à la Tour de Londres…"

 

  • Veterans Day Teaching Theme (Teach-nology) :
    Veterans Day Clip Art - Online Memorials - Veterans Day Background Information - Veterans Day Songs - Veterans Day Crafts - Veterans Day Vocabulary Builders - Veterans Day Interactive Sites - Veterans Day Web Quests - Veterans Day Lesson Plans - Veterans Day Worksheets

 

Activities TO PRINT :

 

  • Veterans Day Teaching Theme (Teach-nology) :
    Veterans Day Clip Art - Online Memorials - Veterans Day Background Information - Veterans Day Songs - Veterans Day Crafts - Veterans Day Vocabulary Builders - Veterans Day Interactive Sites - Veterans Day Web Quests - Veterans Day Lesson Plans - Veterans Day Worksheets

  • Veterans' - Remembrance Day Resources (Teacher Planet) :
    Lessons and Units - Worksheets - Coloring Pages - Clipart & Images...

  • Veterans Vocabulary Quiz Worksheet (teach-nology.com)
    - "Match the vocabulary words on the left with the definitions on the right."
  • Veterans Day - Worksheets (36 pages ) - (holidaycrosswords.com)


  • U.S.Wars Matchup (eduplace.com)
    - "Write the name of each war next to the time when it took place."

 

Lesson plans :

 

 

Webquests :

  • TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS - a scavenger hunt (educationworld.com)
    - "The Tomb of the Unknowns honors unidentified U.S. soldiers who died fighting for their country.
    What do you know about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?
    Explore the Web site ... and then answer the questions about the Tomb."

 

Games TO PRINT :

 

Songs and Literature :

  • Prose & Poetry (First World War.com) :
    Thomas Hardy - Ernest Hemingway - J.B. Priestley - Rudyard Kipling - H.G. Wells -
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle...

 

Cartoons :

If you work for peace...

 

Videos :

  • Leonard Cohen's Live Recitation Of "In Flanders Fields" - Los Angeles 2015
    "Remembrance Day has been observed on November 11 in Canada and other Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who died in the line of duty; it coincides with Veterans Day in the US. The emblem of Remembrance Day, the red poppy, bloomed across the battlefields of Flanders in World War I and was memorialized in the lines of "In Flanders Fields." The poem, written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae of the Canadian Expeditionary Force has long been a favorite of Leonard Cohen's, particularly because his father, Nathan Cohen, along with other members of his family, served in the War. As a boy, Leonard was fascinated with the handgun his father had used in the military and wanted to fight wars and earn medals as his father had. During the 1970s he wore his father's wartime ID bracelet. Proudly displaying the Remembrance Day Poppy, whether on the street or onstage, has been and continues to be a fundamental ceremony in Leonard Cohen's life."

    (YouTube)

 

  • 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon
    "In August 2005, Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams and his squad were sent on a rescue mission in Barwanah, Iraq.
    En route, their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb. Of Travis' entire 12-person team, he alone survived.
    Here, Travis reflects on the hours and days after the explosion, as well as his life now, and pays tribute to the men he left behind."

    (YouTube)

 

 

 

 

 

Cinema :

  • Film Explores Battle War Veterans Face in Civilian Society - Text + Audio
    "The movie “The Last Patrol" examines how hard it can be for war veterans to leave military life and return to civilian life.
    It follows former soldiers as they deal with missing combat and the closeness they felt toward fellow soldiers.
    “I feel that this society invented loneliness.”

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)