In a time of so many Hallmark holidays, I find it especially important to remember holidays of true importance. As I start to reflect on this Veteran’s Day, I say a special prayer of thanksgiving for my brother, my father, my uncles, my grandfathers, several friends who served, and for my father-in-law who was killed in action. For those who served and continue to serve, I say thanks.
Here are some resources I found as I look for resources to use with my students.
2014 ESPN College Game Day Salute
US Department of Veteran’s Affair–http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/index.asp
- 2014_veterans_day_teacher_guide (3) PowerPoint
Teaching History-Veteran’s Day http://teachinghistory.org/spotlight/veterans-day
- Letters from America’s Wars http://teachinghistory.org/history-content/website-reviews/14724
Veterans’ Stories: The Veterans History Project http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/veterans/
PBS Veteran’s Day http://www.pbs.org/pov/educators/veterans-day-lesson-plans.php
Poems of War and Remembrance http://poetry.about.com/od/ourpoemcollections/a/poemsofwar.htm
WWI Poetry: On Veterans Day, The Words of War-NPR http://www.npr.org/2012/11/12/164808416/wwi-poetry-on-veterans-day-the-words-of-war
On Veteran’s Day, Stories of Heroes and Homecoming http://www.npr.org/2012/11/11/164735893/on-veterans-day-stories-of-heroes-and-homecoming