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Remembrance Day Challenge

All Ages

Art and Design

Government and Politics

Social and Emotional Health

Students will create a memorial, statue, or artistic representation to share ideas related to the importance of Remembrance Day and why we remember.

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avatar Submitted By: Jan Lewis

November 20, 2020

Skills

  • Character
  • Citizenship
  • Creativity

External References

Remembrance Day Memorial example

Walk through of a survival challenge creating a Remembrance Day memorial.

Learning Objectives

  • Ontario Visual Arts D1. Creating and Presenting: apply the creative process to produce a variety of two- and three-dimensional art works, using elements, principles, and techniques of visual arts to communicate feelings, ideas, and understandings;
  • Ontario Language Arts -- Media Literacy 3. create a variety of media texts for different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques;

Guiding Ideas

  1. What is Remembrance Day?
  2. How do Canadians remember our participation in the major wars of the past?
  3. How do Canadians contribute to keeping peace in the world today?
  4. What symbols are important during Remembrance Day?
  5. What are memorials and where can we find them in real life?

Student Activities

After thinking about the above questions, enter a Blocks of Grass world or find a large meadow to build.

Create your own memorial, or recreate a famous memorial or symbol related to Remembrance Day or one of the major wars or battles remembered by Canadians.

Share your creative work with the class using digital tools such as OneNote or Brightspace.

Performance Expectations

Students will create a memorial or symbol that reflects the value of Remembrance Day ceremonies and ideas.

Students will be able to explain their creation and its significance orally or in writing to the teacher and their peers.

Skills

  • Character
  • Citizenship
  • Creativity

External References

Remembrance Day Memorial example

Walk through of a survival challenge creating a Remembrance Day memorial.