“Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11. … It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)“ The United States also celebrated Armistice Day on November 11th until Al King, an Emporia, Kansas shoe store owner campaigned to update it to ‘All’ Veterans Day. With the help of then U.S. Representative Ed Rees and President Dwight Eisenhower, “Congress amended this act on November 8, 1954, replacing ‘Armistice’ with Veterans, and it has been known as Veterans Day (official spelled without apostrophe) since.“ – Wikipedia
Veterans Day Activities
The Veterans Day pages will provide you with great activities and lessons to help you and your students honor our country's heroes. Ideas within the Veteran's Day pages include: scavenger hunts, lesson plans, printable worksheets, and Internet resources.
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Celebrate Freedom HatGrades Elementary
Fun hat to create in honor of those who fought for our freedom.
Handprint FlagGrades Any
Fun art activity.
Honoring Our Veterans Through PoetryGrades 6-8
A read-write-think lesson that requires students to acquire new knowledge and to expand upon their understanding of themselves and the culture of the United States.
If You Are Free - Thank a VeteranGrades K-3
An activity to help students understand the importance of our military in maintaining our freedom.
Internet Scavenger Hunt: Honoring Our VeteransGrades Various
Students learn about this holiday as they explore the Internet.
Literature Tie: The WallGrades 2-3
An activity to complete after reading Eve Bunting's book.
Patriotic Song PuzzlesGrades 2-6
A fun and interesting way to help your students learn patriotic songs.
Pictures say a 1000 WordsGrades K-8
Students illustrate a patriot song through a student created art slide show for a patriotic holiday event.
Red, White & Blue Windsock
Creative way to show your American pride.
Speakers, Projects Bring Veterans' Stories to ClassroomGrades Various
A tremendous amount of resources from Education World.
Veteran's Day Clipart
You and your students can create great documents.
Veteran's Day - Printable WorksheetGrades Elementary
A worksheet that allows students to practice comprehension skills and learn about the holiday. This worksheet is in PDF format.
Veteran's Day Crafts, Print Outs, & ProjectsGrades Various
A great collection of resources from Enchanted Learning.
Veteran's Day NewspaperGrades 3-12
While learning about the Veterans Day holiday, students will write a newspaper summarizing the basic conflict of various wars in American history.
Veterans In My FamilyGrades PreK-12
Students will create a visual of students' family members who are/were veterans
and develop an appreciation for people who have served the USA in time of war.
Wall of PeaceGrades 5-12
A good activity for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or September 11.
The Wall Inspires Letters to VeteransGrades K-12
Eve Bunting's The Wall inspires students to write letters to veterans at local veterans' hospitals.
What is Veteran's Day? Grades K-8
While practicing comprehension skills, students will learn why Americans celebrate the Veterans Day holiday.
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