Remembrance Day Links

Remembrance Day Links

NEW We Remember... An interactive Google Slides deck for Kindergarten developed by Developed by Claudia Fajardo, RECE and Eusebia Martins-Parreira, RECE of the Toronto CDSB. It integrates both their virtue of the month (Peacemaking) and the OCGSE: A Responsible Citizen. Look for hyperlinks to books and YouTube videos. See also Toronto CDSB’s virtue of the month, Peacemaking –Elementary. and Secondary

From Renfrew CDSB’s prayer links page (see November)

Reframing Remembrance Day: An Equity -Informed Approach to Remembrance Day from the Kojo Institute

I Wish for Peace … Michelle Tumes

Terry Kelly’s moving video Pittance of Time On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a drug store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the stores PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.

Terry was impressed with the stores leadership role in adopting the Legions two minutes of silence initiative. He felt that the stores contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.

When eleven o’clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the two minutes of silence to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.

Terry’s anger towards the father for trying to engage the stores clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, A Pittance of Time. Terry later recorded A Pittance of Time and included it on his full-length music CD, The Power of the Dream.

Thank You to the Royal Canadian Legion Todmorden Branch #10 and Woodbine Height Branch #2 for their participation in the Video. Please visit From the Youtube post.

The inspiration and story behind ‘A Pittance of Time’

Global News Weekend Host Mike Arsenault interviews musician Terry Kelly about his song ‘A Pittance of Time. Kelly has started Operation A Pittance Of Time. The goal is to invite every Canadian to embrace a personal emotional reason, to take ‘A Pittance of Time’ at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month every year in their respective time zone.

From the War Poetry website: The First World War section includes some of the most famous war poems of all time by Wilfred Owen and others. The basic notes provided with some of these poems will be useful for students.

Veteran’s Affairs Canada: Resources for the classroom

The peaceful society we enjoy has been created by the efforts and sacrifices of generations of Canadians who have put their lives on the line in the cause of peace and freedom around the world. Remembering all that they have done during times of war, military conflict and peace helps us to better understand our nation’s history and its future.

These resources are provided to help ensure that the torch of Remembrance continues to burn brightly in the hearts of all Canadians.

Thanks to Ena Liu for the following links from Veteran’s Affairs:

B)  Flander’s Fields Poem
Various Dramatic Readings + Videos With Lesson plan

Understanding Flander’s Fields Poem

CPCO Prayer Resources, particularly Remembrance Day Prayer

Gifts of Love has a Remembrance Day Prayer Service

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