Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11, the end of World War One on November 11, 1918. Veteran’s Day honors those who served in the military. Here are free printable lesson plans on war history, WWI, WW II, Vietnam, Korea and American military.
Blackwell’s Best (click here) Vicki Blackwell has compiled a huge assortment of free printable lesson plans for Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July and American history. Neatly arranged and user-friendly, this website can be your one stop guide for war history and Veteran’s Day free printables. You’ll find quizzes, coloring pages, mazes, scavenger hunts, crossword puzzles, web activities, word games and links for Veteran’s Day web resources.
US History Site (click here) is a comprehensive website covering American military actions around the world. You’ll find free printable lesson plans, maps, charts, diagrams and activities to explore Veteran’s Day and it’s purpose.
PBS.org (Click here) Always a superior source of information, PBS also provides lesson plans for teachers. I’ve linked you to the PBS History home page. Here is the link for the PBS documentary on The Great War. Here is the link for PBS The War (Ken Burns WWII epic documentary). Click here for PBS Perilous Flight (on World War II). Click here for Regarding War (PBS POV)
The Lesson Plans Page (click here) provides free printable lesson plans for all ages, but especially for younger elementary children to explore Veteran’s Day.
Education World (click here) more free printable activities, primarily for elementary and middle school age children on Veteran’s Day.
History.com (click here) I’ve linked to the interactive games and activities page from the History Channel. There are warrior games, interactive quizzes, WWII games, WWI games, an aerial dogfight role-play game, Turf Wars, Timeline puzzles and much more. Students will love this interactive website.
Whatever you do this Veteran’s Day, be sure to take time out to thank a veteran in some way. Send a card, visit a senior home or veteran’s hospital, call a relative. Let them know you remember and appreciate them. For more on holidays and history, visit the links attached.