As we approach Remembrance Day, consider exposing your students to John McCrae's memorable poem "In Flanders Fields".
There are many versions of "In Flanders Fields" set to music, done as choral readings or acted out as dramatic presentations (some professional, some amateur). The following version (which also appears on a site selling the video along with sheet music and lesson plans; http://www.flandersfieldsmusic.com ) is on Youtube, and shows a number of "related videos" that all deal with the poem in some form or another. (Always preview clips before using them with your class.)
Creating their own slide show to a musical version would be a great activity.