I have written about my favourite books that I have used over the years that I have found to be helpful when teaching children about Remembrance Day. It is not an easy topic to teach, but it is very important to learn our history and how others have sacrificed for us and our country.
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A Poppy is to Remember
By: Heather Patterson & Ron Lightburn
This book explains the history behind the poppy. It uses simple wording and talks about past and present wars as well as peacekeeping missions that Canada has been and currently are involved in.
A Bear in War
By: Stephanie Innes & Harry Endrulat
Based upon true events, this book will soon be a Canadian classic. Told from the perspective of Teddy. Teddy is sent overseas by a daughter to her dad. who is a medic during World War I. The story is about the bears’ journey through war and how it comes back alone to Canada. It is a great story to teach students about why we honour veterans for their service.
The Land of Many Colors
By: the Klonoth County YMCA Family Preschool
This book teaches children about conflict through people who are portrayed by different colors of the rainbow. Each color thinks their color is the best and there is a theme of teasing due to these differences. A war breaks out and one small voice makes big difference. Children learn that what they do matters and that they can make a difference.
What Does Peace Feel Like?
By: Vladimir Radunsky
This book was created as a compilation of many different children’s idea of what peace means to them in relation to their five senses. Young children and older children will easily understand how everyone thinks differently and yet can relate to the same feeling. This is a great writing prompt for any age.
Proud as a Peacock, Brave as a Lion
By: Jane Barclay Learning about war can be difficult for young children. This book uses animals and child friendly language which children can relate to in order to explain the different aspects of war. Topics do not go in depth but allow conversations to be started and directed by the adults reading the story.
Peas on Earth
By: Todd H. Doodler
This book uses play on words that will entertain children and adults alike. Not only does it go into topics of peace, relationships, and friendship but it also discusses how we need to take care of the environment.
The Peace Book
By: Todd Parr
This is a basic introduction to peace and what it means to get along with others from all around the world.
By: Melinda Hardin
This is a patriotic story about how a little American girl shares how her mom is a hero. She isn’t a superhero, but she is amazing!
By: Melinda Hardin
This is another patriotic story about how a little American boy shares how his dad is a hero! In kid-friendly language, it explains life in the military from a child’s perspective.
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