Website Wednesday: Resources for Veterans Day

173rd Airborne Brigade veteran by ** RCB **, on Flickr
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by Kristie Burk

Next Wednesday is Veteran’s Day. Originally, the United States observed November 11 as Armistice Day, which commemorated the armistice signed on between the Allies of World War I and Germany that ended hostilities at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” in 1918. In 1954, the holiday was expanded to honor Americans of all wars.

There are many great websites that offer resources for students to learn more about our Veterans.  Here are some great places to get started:

The US Department of Veteran Affairs – scroll to the bottom of this page to find a downloadable Word document with ideas for teachers to recognize the holiday,

Veterans Day Lessons from EducationWorld – This site includes lesson plans for teaching about Veterans Day as well as some resources for World War I.

The Greatest Sacrifice from PBS – This site includes lesson plans and even an online quiz to check students’ knowledge about veterans.

Veterans Day Lessons Grades K -5, Veterans Day Lessons 6-8, or Veterans Day Lessons 9-12 – The NEA has compiled a great list of age-appropriate games, lesson plans and activities for all of our students.

The History Channel: Facts – Share some basic facts about Veterans Day to share with your students.

If you have a great resource for Veterans Day, please share it!


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