Remembrance Day - Canada and the Netherlands, a special relationship:
This is a small bundle of two resources, one designed for students in grades 5-6 and the other for students in grades 7-8. The resources are similar in content, with the texts written at different levels with different vocabulary words. Some of the comprehension questions are the same for both levels, but there are a couple of variations. The bundle would work well if you are teaching students of different levels.
Each resource includes two reading passages: the first includes background information on the Netherlands and the second describes the special relationship Canadians have with the Dutch (due to Canada giving refuge to members of the Dutch royal family during WWII and the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian soldiers in May of 1945).
There are two pre-reading activities and one post-reading activity:
1) a pre-reading survey to assess how much students already know about the Netherlands: this would be a great group/class activity but could be done individually as well. It could also be completed as a webquest but one advantage to doing it as a survey (without other sources to consult) is that students can go back later and fill in the correct answers once they have read the texts. Space has been provided on the right side of the page for jotting down their ideas before they fill in their final answers with information from the passages.
2) a list of 8 vocabulary words, four from each passage, for students to define;
3) a page of questions (assessing comprehension as well as having students to express opinions while citing evidence) is included as well.
Please have a look at other Remembrance Day resources in my store:
Remembrance Day ESL 1
Remembrance Day ESL 2
Remembrance Day ESL 3
Remembrance Day ESL 4
Remembrance Day Canada and the Netherlands Grades 5-6
Remembrance Day Canada and the Netherlands Grades 7-8
The Soldiers of Valour Road, Winnipeg, Grades 5-6
The Soldiers of Valour Road, Winnipeg, Grades 7-8
Soldiers of Valour Road Bundle
Remembrance Day Differentiated Resources Bundle of 4