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Honoring Our Elders: Celebrating National Veteran's Day

Who are the people who fight for our country? Remember our heroes with your class this Veterans' Day in a variety of creative and memorable ways!
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Honoring Our Elders: Celebrating National Veteran's Day
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Use this helpful "Teacher's Resource Guide" to create your own Veteran's Day inspired lesson! This 35 page packet is chock-full of treasures, such as "Classroom Activity Guide" (pg.6-8), a short article "What Is The Difference Between Veteran's Day and Memorial Day?" (pg11), "Student Volunteer Opportunities" (pg12) and more!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Have your students meet an actual veteran through the awesome program "Take a Vet to School"! Engage your students with an unforgettable experience that will bring history to life today. This article links the registration page, as well as a helpful "How-to Guide" to help the process along. Enjoy!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn all about Veteran's Day through History.com's exciting video! Get your students interested with real video footage and vigorous, easy to listen to narration! Share this video with your whole class today. Encourage note-taking during the video and a follow-up discussion afterwards.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Inspire your students with these Veteran's Day posters that you can hang on your classroom walls all year round! You can also print out multiple posters to hand out to students so they can take them home with them if desired. A great way to celebrate our veterans throughout the year. Enjoy!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Make history come alive with this amazing class project, which you can have students do in groups or as a whole! Includes actual "Correspondence" ("letters, personal diaries" and more), "Personal Narratives" and "Visual materials" (i.e. "scrapbooks" and more) by veterans who were in several world wars!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Share this powerful account of students' experiencing the realities of war with your class. The article describes how students of this Connecticut classroom got real with the topic of war as they met a woman who lost her sweetheart to Vietnam, made a quilt honoring the fallen, and much more. It is an unforgettable story that should be read by everyone. I highly recommend a follow-up discussion with your students afterwards. An experience you won't soon forget!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Even though these students are in Elementary school, this video will prove powerful to older students and teachers alike! The teacher who posted this video discussed with her students the meaning of veterans' day and what it is to be a veteran. A gentle reminder for all why Veteran's Day is significant to everyone. Enjoy.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Teachers, use this article for inspiration on many creative Veteran's Day related activities for students of all ages! One of my favorites on here is "Promoting Peace", which are activities that focus primarily on the topic of peace---such as making your own "symbols of peace"!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Watch this inspirational video that involves high school students who are making a difference by getting active in their community by sending out handwritten letters to Vets, as well as talking to Vets themselves. A great way to inspire your own community to get involved and reach out to veterans, both locally and around the world, day!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Introduce "Veteran's Day" and the significance of November 11th to your class with this in-depth article that explains why this specific day was chosen, and its impact on world history! Includes a haunting photo of World War 1 "soldiers", a link to "the first Veteran's Day Proclamation" which you can print out and read to your class, a link to the historical letter to "Administrator of Veteran's Affairs" and more!