Resources for Teaching about Veterans Day - History Gal

Resources for Teaching about Veterans Day

By History Gal

From the Office of Public Affairs:
History of Veterans Day
This article gives a brief summary of why Veterans Day is on November 11 and the Congressional Resolution that made it a Federal holiday.

History Channel:
Bet You Didn't Know This About Veterans Day
This includes a video and a brief article.

CNN: Memorial Day is Different Than Veterans Day
This also includes a video and a brief article to help illustrate the differences between Veterans Day and Memorial Day.

The Guardian: Why Doesn't the United States Observe Armistice Day?
This is thought provoking editorial great could lead to some good class discussion or could be used as an interesting writing prompt.

Eyewitness to History: Armistice - The End of World War I, 1918 
 This is a primary account of the World War I Armistice.

Remembrance with The Royal Legion
This beautiful site explains Remembrance Day. lesson connects perfectly to Veterans or Remembrance Day. Students learn about John McCrae and the poem "In Flanders Fields."

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