5 great activities to recognize ‘Le Jour du Souvenir’ in your FSL classroom

5 great activities to recognize ‘Le Jour du Souvenir’ in your FSL classroom

Le Jour du Souvenir/ Remembrance Day/ Veterans Day is November 11th. It was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

In honour of the individuals that have served, or are currently serving in the military, I have complied a list of useful resources for you to use in your FSL classroom this November. The resources are perfect for students in grade 4 and up. I’ve included resources for FSL core French learners and immersion students.

A collaborative poster is a great way to get the whole class involved, create unity, and makes a beautiful display for a bulletin board, classroom or hallway.

1.    Write to the military
The Canadian military has an option to send an email message to its’ members. Consider having your students write a message of thanks and sending via the link above.

2.    Bingo du Souvenir
A free printable from Veterans Affairs Canada useful for providing a vocabulary review.

3.    Kids News Break
A news show for kids, by kids. All about the history of Remembrance Day in slow, easy to understand French for beginners.

4.    Collaborative poster activity
Use this collaborative poster to honour our veterans this Remembrance Day/Veterans Day in your French classroom. This collaborative poster activity features a student writing prompt and an illustration of veterans in uniform.

5.    Animals and the War
A great document from Veterans Affairs Canada about the role that animals played in the 1stand 2ndworld wars. There is also a great teacher’s guide available for download.

How do you recognize le Jour du Souvenir/ Remembrance Day/ Veterans Day in your FSL classroom? I’d love to hear your unique ideas!


@ The French Nook

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