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Teaching Students to Value Veterans Day

Younger students generally picture veterans as sort of mythical figures and don't connect Veterans Day to people that they may know that have served in more recent conflicts. The videos, articles, activities, infographics, and more included in this collection help provide real-world connections, context, and history to Veterans Day.
A Collection By Tracy Pinkard
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Teaching Students to Value Veterans Day
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    MilitaryBenefits.org has created this perfect infographic for introducing students to Veterans Day. It provides information about the history of the holiday, several recent American wars, and more. This resource is great for printing out and posting in your classroom, or viewing and discussing as a group.
  • connectionsacademy.com
    connectionsacademy.com

    5 Veterans Day Resources for Kids

    5 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The videos, activities and other resources included in this Connection Academy blog post are excellent! Not only is a brief description of each resource provided, but the materials are widely varied so they fit a variety of learning settings and situations. I definitely suggest bookmarking this page and sharing it with colleagues.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This collection of video and audio interviews is a great way to introduce students to veterans and the significance of Veterans Day. Provided by the Library of Congress, this resource is appropriate to use in whole group sessions to generate discussion or for a small group or individual exploration.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Although dated 2013, the reading passages presented by Readworks.org are appropriate for any year. I like that a short description of each passage is provided along with the Lexile level which helps when differentiating reading assignments and that questions are included for each passage.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    ReadWriteThink.org has compiled an excellent collection of Veterans Day activities and materials on this page. The introductory activity is itself worth bookmarking, and the links to other resources make this one web page I definitely recommend saving and sharing.
  • nea.org
    nea.org

    Veterans Day Activities, Grades K-5

    6 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The National Education Association has compiled a list of amazing Veterans day activities and materials that explore the holiday, its history, and issues related to war in general. I especially like the list of literature included at the end of the page.
  • Veterans Day

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    thehomeschoolmom.com
    thehomeschoolmom.com
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The lesson plans, activities, and other resources included in this TheHomeSchoolMom webpage are perfect for exploring Veterans Day with middle and elementary school students. A short description of each link is provided, as well as what age/levels the activities are most appropriate for.
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BloomBoard Asks:How do you involve students in Veterans Day events and celebrations in a meaningful way?