- Grades: 1–2, 3–5
In honor of Veterans Day, use these lesson plans and resources to talk to your students about veterans, their sacrifices, and the concept of patriotism. Encourage older students to research war heroes of the past or create class projects to honor veterans.
Inspire students with a lesson in what it means to be a veteran and the symbols, songs, and pledges that define American patriotism.
Students learn about the significance of various American symbols, such as the U.S. flag and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Ideas for Celebrating Veterans
In this Scholastic News article, students will learn how Americans honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. military every year on Veterans Day.
Use these Veterans Day books and activities to create a firm understanding of the holiday in even the youngest of learners.
Use these resources on Veteran's Day when we honor the men and women who have served, and who are serving in the military.
This Veterans Day, I wanted to create a missing in action/prisoners of war table that is included in many military commemorations. After we explore the symbolism of the ceremonial table we jump into analyzing symbolism in literature.
Information About Wars
Teach students about the history of World War II and the conflict's lasting impact with online activities, lesson plans, and more.
Learn about the Korean War in this article from Grolier's The New Book of Knowledge.
This excerpt from Scholastic GO! article "History of the United States (III)" explains President Johnson and the United States' role in the Vietnam War.
Help students explore the many difficult issues of war with books that are appropriate for their age and level of understanding. This guide provides useful ideas for teaching as well as discussion questions that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.