Honouring History: How to Teach Kids About Remembrance Day
For many children, the past can seem like a distant world. Bringing it into the present begins with the sharing of stories.
“Remembrance Day is about recalling the sacrifices your fellow Canadians have made, but also about honouring their courage,” says 43-year-old former soldier William MacDonald, who received the Star of Military Valour in 2009 for running through enemy fire in Afghanistan to save his comrades.
On Nov. 11, help children imagine the bravery required of MacDonald and others like him by learning their stories. Here’s how.