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Veterans Day – Teacher Resources

Veterans Day is observed on November 11 each year, originally in commemoration of the armistice of World War I. Use TeacherVision's cross-curricular Veterans Day lessons, printables, and resources to help students understand the contributions veterans have made to the country. There are Veterans Day worksheets to honor heroes, facts about flags, pop-up art books to make, literature guides, patriotic songs, historical references, and many more educational activities for your students of all grade levels.

Veterans Day Videos

Veterans Day Videos & Activities

Art Activities

Postage Stamps for Heroes
Patriotic Book
Patriotic Hat
More Patriotic Art Activities


The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Origin of Veterans Day Worksheet
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
A Holiday from the Past
Veterans Day/Remembrance Day
Special November Days
Symbols of the United States
American Patriotic Pencil Wrap
Activities to Honor Heroes
Remembrance Day
More Veterans Day Printables

Lesson Plans

What Is Veterans Day?
The History & Poetry of "In Flanders Fields"
Veterans Day Newspaper
Thoughts for the President
Who's in the News Bulletin Board – Teacher Portion

Reading & Language Arts Resources

Veterans Day Comprehension Questions
World War II Student Project
"In Flanders Fields"
The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Three Famous Americans in the Civil War
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
More Reading & Language Arts Resources

Music Activities

"Star-Spangled Banner"
"Marines' Hymn" Copycat
Patriotic Songs

Social Studies Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
The Story of Veterans Day
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Veterans Day Commemoration Activities
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Flag Facts
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
United States Flag Bulletin Board Example
More Popular Social Studies Resources

History Resources

U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
Commanding Officer Reading Warm-Up
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
Vietnam War Student Project
Battles That Changed History
More Flag Facts
Slaughterhouse-Five Synopsis
National Cemeteries
War and Peace
More Popular History Resources

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