Here is a last minute round-up of resources that link very nicely with Armistice day - bearing in mind that soldiers of many nationalities have lost and still continue to lose their lives daily...
- Wikipedia has a comprehensive definition of Armistice day for your class to explore.
- Val Thornber from Grow-Story-Grow.com has very kindly indeed made available a free animated story in English, French and German about the First World War and the Armistice. You can view it by logging in here with the username: remembrance and the password: day122 Then choose 'English' as the language you would like to learn and 'none' for the language you would like the story to be translated into.
- For the very young, or just a lighter touch, you might want to make use of this printout poppy from teteamodeler.com that you could scribble some numbers and a key on in the corner to make into a target-language colour-by-numbers activity.
- In Flanders Fields is a multilingual museum site in Dutch, French and English
- Why not listen to the 'Gentil Coquelicot' song (mp3 version) or print out the lyrics and notation if you are musically inclined?
- For Ks1 & KS2 Boowa and Kwala have a little poppy song.
- I found this British Army blogpost inspirational too - a soldier recounts in English how learning a few polite words of the local language go a long way
- Here are some simple instructions in French from Canadian website Anciens Combattants to make a poppy wreath using cut-outs of childrens hands.
- In Germany - the 11th November also marks the start of Lanternenfest or St Martins Day and will celebrate by making lanterns for processions.