Remembrance Day - Canada and the Netherlands, a special relationship:
This resource, for students in grades 7-8, 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.
A full answer key is included for the three activities.
If you are looking for Remembrance Day resources for younger students please check out the following:
John McCrae Biography In Flanders Fields
Remembrance Day Canada and the Netherlands Grades 5-6
The Soldiers of Valour Road, Winnipeg, Grades 5-6
I also have these resources for ELLs:
Remembrance Day ESL 1
Remembrance Day ESL 2
Remembrance Day ESL 3
Remembrance Day ESL 4