Q ~ Do I have to sign-up on-line?
A ~ No, the material is there and it is free, BUT by signing up, you show your support and that helps us look for funding. Your school also gets recognized for being part of a Provincial Project.
Q ~ Where do I sign-up?
A ~ There is a link on the home page and it is active between September and December to avoid spam or click here.
Q ~ Do you have a contact for speakers?
A ~ As this is a Provincial Project we do not know who is available in your school district, but we suggest you contact the local Historical Society through the Ontario Historical Society, library for local authors or your local Legion.
Q ~ Does this project anticipate that students across the province should/could be organizing some activity at that time to be part of a larger virtual group?
A ~ Reading and Remembrance started in 2005, the Year of the Veteran as a unifying activity to give young people the experience of being part of a common cause by encouraging Ontario schools to read "In Flanders Fields" at the same time. It was not our goal to interfer with established Remembrance Day services or programmes within the school, but add to it. Our lessons have grown in numbers and themes and we are encouraged by the response that they will be used for other than Remembrance Day (almost everyone checked off ALL the options on their entry form this year).
While the selections have increased we hope a lesson will be chosen and discussed on Remembrance Day at 2:11 to give Ontario's youth the experience of participating in a common activity. We at Reading and Remembrance are delighted with any use made of the materials.
Q ~ Who is behind this project?
Photo courtesy of Metroland Media Group's Durham Region Division
A ~ Angie Littlefield, is the driving force behind the lessons, Ontario Historical Society is a partner and our founding sponsor is Ontario Power Generation. MP Mark Holland and Pickering Library have supported the project from the beginning and SLiC came onboard in 2009 and Veterans' Affairs in 2010. See CBC report 2011 and News Advertiser story.