Veterans Day is observed on November 11, a day for recognizing veterans who have fought for their country. For teachers, this can be a great opportunity to talk about inclusion in the military, American war history, and other related topics. We’ve included a list of free resources and marketplace suggestions to help you bring Veterans Day into your classroom.
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Free Resources for Veterans Day
The Library of Congress offers video lesson plans on the fight for inclusion for women and people of color within the military.
The Department of Veteran Affairs offers a yearly guide on celebrating Veteran’s Day in schools.
Scholastic Magazine offers three printable activities for grades 4-12.
Veterans Day Resources from the AdoptAClassroom.org Marketplace
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Mare was a teenager who escaped her challenging life in the south to join the African American Battalion of the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. Now, she’s a grandmother telling her story to her two granddaughters on a cross-country road trip.
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Planning to do a bulletin board about Veterans Day? This border can help framing information on famous veterans or the history of Veterans Day.
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