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Teaching Remembrance

Remembrance is an ideal time to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces, and to join together in the hope for a brighter, peaceful future.

As the champions of Remembrance and the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity, The Royal British Legion brings the whole nation together on 11 November every year. A vital part of our work is to support the teaching of Remembrance across the UK, from schools to youth clubs to individuals who simply take an what we can learn from the wars of the past.

Teaching Remembrance is key to understanding how modern diverse Britain was created and the shared heritage of service and sacrifice across all the UK’s communities. It also allows us to better comprehend what those who served, both on the front-line and at home, went through. The benefits of these lessons are vast, particularly for children and teenagers.

Through our teaching materials, everyone can access and learn about the heritage and tradition of Remembrance.

Our Remembrance Education offer includes:

  • Materials created in partnership with the National Literacy Trust
  • Lesson plans suitable for school and home learning
  • All teaching elements created in line with the National Curriculum
  • A variety of teaching products that come ready-for-use in lessons, book clubs, assemblies and art projects
  • All materials are free to download
  • Welsh translations
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Then and Now Assemblies

Our new Then and Now assemblies help children engage with Remembrance and understand its relevance to our lives today.

Drawing links between the experiences of the Second World War generation and the unique challenges of this year, these resources encourage children to discover, explore and show their thanks for the service and sacrifice of those past and present by taking part in Remembrance.    

Ideal for whole school assemblies, class presentations or home learning, these resources are a great way to prepare children to take part in Remembrance this year.

Also available in Welsh. 

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Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Youth groups

Youth groups

We've partnered with Girlguiding, Cadets, and Scouts to create new Remembrance activities for 2020. Our resources are designed so everyone can connect and engage with Remembrance, discovering links between their own experiences of this unique year and those of the Second World War generation.

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Youth groups

We've partnered with Girlguiding, Cadets, and Scouts to create new Remembrance activities for 2020. Our resources are designed so everyone can connect and engage with Remembrance, discovering links between their own experiences of this unique year and those of the Second World War generation.

Explore resources
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National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum offers a curriculum-based, fully inclusive on site learning programme for schools and learning groups and is the perfect venue for developing an understanding of Remembrance.

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National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum offers a curriculum-based, fully inclusive on site learning programme for schools and learning groups and is the perfect venue for developing an understanding of Remembrance.

Find out more
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