Students can use these resources to research veterans and discuss the concept of patriotism.
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5
Veterans Day Lesson Plans
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.
In this ready-to-use activity, children use gross-motor skills and explore rhythms and movements as they parade around the classroom.
Use this guide to discuss The Secret Soldier, the story of a young woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in the Revolutionary War.
Use this guide to talk with your class about the moving story of Charley Goddard in Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen.
In this lesson plan, students strengthen their understanding of public policy by deliberating about an important public issue.
Information and Resources
Books and Booktalks
When his wounded father is sent home early from Vietnam, Luke finds it difficult to adjust to the troubled, emotionally shaken man who seems so unlike the fearless hero of his dreams.
A booktalk for Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy, the story of a Christmas miracle during World War I.