There is a theory that everyone is around six introductions away from being able to meet anyone in the world. These introductions can be made through friends, family, business partners, etc. Think about how many people you interact with on any given day; chances are you interact with at least five people throughout your day. How many of those people have been in the military or know someone who has been or is in the military? If you take a closer look at your life, you might find that you are less than six introductions away from having the opportunity to thank someone for protecting you on a daily basis.
Veterans Day is a holiday that hits close to home for me. My brother and sister-in-law both served in the Army. They were both stationed overseas in Iraq. Twice. Aside from my immediate family, I have many friends whose spouses are in the armed forces. Several people I have gone to school with are in or have served in some capacity. How many people have you met throughout your life that have served for our country?
Veterans Day is a time to honor and remember anyone who has previously or is currently serving in the military. Whether it be the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard, these heroes deserve our gratitude and respect. Unlike Memorial Day, where we remember the lives of those who died serving our country, we are to take this day to remember all those who have or are serving.
It is important that we teach the children of our nation - or any nation - the impact of those who fight for our rights and freedoms. The United States is blessed to have so many citizens willing to protect our land, people, and culture. To help children learn the importance of Veterans Day, we have created a resource packet to help guide your lessons.
We've included a few options for creating bubble maps (Veterans Day, Veteran, Hero, and Solider), as well as a few other graphic organizers.
There are a couple of writing paper options and acrostic poem pages.
A medal glyph...
Our entire set of Veterans Day vocabulary (a $3.00 value). Three different original readers - all different levels (great for grades K-5). And a few extras. Stop by our store to check out all the details.
We would love for you to stop by our Facebook Page and let us know how you teach your students or children about this special holiday. We have also included this freebie to help your students compare the different armed forces of our nations. (You choose whether to compare two or three different branches. Several pages to choose from!)
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Have a happy Veterans' Day all! And REMEMBER TO VOTE! =)