My heart is full of gratitude for the men and women who have served, currently serve, and intend to serve in our military. During a year that has caused many of us to re-examine our definition of freedom and to consider the sacrifices we are willing to make for the benefit of our country, November 11, 2020 should be a day of celebration of our veterans and a reminder of the hardships they endure.
If you are still looking for resources to share with your class this Veteran’s Day, I have a Wakelet list that I have curated here. It includes a BrainPop video for Veterans Day as well as some wonderful poetry ideas and three ways to give thanks through Operation Gratitude, along with many other ideas.
Also, although it’s not specifically a Veterans Day lesson, here is a link to an activity I did with my students a couple of years ago on “War,” which integrates one of the StoryCorps Veterans Day videos.
Thank you to all veterans and your families for your service to our country.