How the Pigeon Stopped the War: Lesson Plan

For being such a common bird, did you know that the pigeon actually has quite an amazing history?

Pigeons were instrumental at ending the second World War. We might think of them as just being an everyday bird, but they are actually quite interesting! Pigeons can find their way home from almost 2000 km away, which makes them helpful with sending messages discretely across long distances. During WWII, the English brought some of their pigeons to Belgium with notes and maps asking which areas were dangerous and should be avoided when flying. Thanks to the help of the pigeons, the war came to an end and many lives were saved!

Download the presentation below to start learning more about the pigeon’s incredible story! We encourage you to pair this lesson with our information report activity for extra practice.

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