New Remembrance Day Resources for Teachers
Here are some new Remembrance Day teaching resources we added this year.
You can find all our available resources for PeaceQuest Schools and Faith Communities here.
Everyone is welcome to submit new resources on the Contact Us page!
1) Peace Poppies (all ages)
In observing Remembrance Day, it is important that we mourn the loss of those Canadians who have died in military service. The red poppy honours them.
We also mourn for all people who suffer as a result of war and we commit ourselves to building a culture of peace in the world through our words and actions. This is the meaning of the white poppy. Both red and white poppies may be worn together.
Peace Poppies can be ordered from Peace Poppy project in Vancouver or you can follow their tutorials to make your own!
2) Veterans for Peace (Secondary)
A challenging question: Do all veterans think that war is neccesary for freedom?
Veterans For Peace UK is a voluntary organization of men and women who served in every war that Britain has fought since WW2. Their work involves educating young people on the true nature of military service and war. They hope to convince people that war is not the answer to the problems of the 21st century.
This powerful video acts as an introduction to the organization as a whole.
This stirring quote is the pledge that members take upon joining:
“We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others…
To increase public awareness of the costs of war
To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations
To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons
To seek justice for veterans and victims of war
To abolish war as an instrument of national policy.
To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.”
Veterans For Peace UK from Veterans For Peace UK on Vimeo.
October 29, 2015 @ 3:42 pm
Different voices and subjects make for nuanced views that run against the grain of familiar remembrance narratives. Bravo!