Lesson Plan: For Teachers: The Cost of Remembrance
Ask: What charities can you think of that you support with money, time, or effort (for example, read-a-thons, the Terry Fox Run)? Which ones do you support without question? Which ones might you support? Which ones do you ignore? What kind of support do you most like to give? Does it depend on the event or charity?
Outline the Opportunity
Place students in groups of three to
four and have them examine the clips titled "St. Aubin remembers", "Back to
Juno Beach, "Vets fight for Canadian support of Juno Beach Centre" and "Juno
Beach Centre opens its doors."
Ask students to consider what they could do to
continue the support of this museum. In their group, they will develop a plan
of action to provide funds to help the museum continue operating and
potentially upgrade. Their plan should include details of what the museum has
that is worth remembering and a final reflective statement about why this
project is worthy of their support.
Have groups present their plans to the class.
Focus in particular on the reflective statement about the value of this project. Look for students' understanding of the value of remembering their nation's history, particularly as it had an impact on the kind of world in which they were raised.
Revisit and Reflect
Ask the class as a whole to select the plan(s) that students think is most likely to succeed.
Students can put into action the plan chosen by the class and send any funds raised to the museum.