This lesson will explain the beginnings of Veteran's Day as an annual celebration in the United States, as well as familiarizing students with the 5 main branches of the Armed Services. Excellent videos which illustrate the ways many schools and communities honor veterans give great ideas. Also, these videos are moving and will be a great jumping-off point for discussing the variety of sacrifices veterans make, ways to honor them in communities and alsoget a basic background knowledge of the wars in which our living veterans have served. Photos of Veterans' Memorial sites are also included.
Why do we celebrate November 11th as Veterans' Day in the U.S.? And how can we understand better the lifestyles soldiers must live, and sacrifices that military men, women, and families must makein order to ensure our country's safety? And what are some ways can we show them that we each appreciate their service to our country?
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Smartboard & teacher's computer
sketchpads, poster board,construction paper
pencils, markers, crayons, paints