VE Day
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VE Day

Students will learn about VE day, or Victory in Europe Day, through this KACV educational unit on WWII. The unit includes videos of veterans recalling related events, a lesson plan ...
Grades 11
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The Greatest Sacrifice – A Lesson Plan for Veterans Day
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The Greatest Sacrifice – A Lesson Plan for Veterans Day

Use this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson plan to help students explore the challenges facing our ...
Grades 7-12
Voices of Veterans
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Voices of Veterans

Veterans help make history come alive each year at North Warren Regional School District with their Voices of Veterans program in this episode of NJEA’s Classroom Close-up. Students invite ...
Grades 13+
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D-Day and the Texas Panhandle
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D-Day and the Texas Panhandle

This KACV educational unit includes two videos of George Koumalats speaking about his WWII experiences, questions to go with the ...
Grades 11
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KACV
Veterans' Stories: The Veterans History Project
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Veterans' Stories: The Veterans History Project

The VHP, which is a special project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, is the largest ...
Grades 8-12
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Library of Congress
VE Day: Marvin Kearns
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VE Day: Marvin Kearns

Marvin Kearns, World War II veteran, discusses how he celebrated the end of the war. Kearns describes the parades and celebrations that occurred in London on VE day and relates ...
Grades 4-12
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KACV
D-Day Veterans Return to Normandy 70 Years Later
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D-Day Veterans Return to Normandy 70 Years Later

Help students understand why D-Day is still commemorated 70 years later with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource from ...
Grades 7-12
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PBS NewsHour
Chaos in Battle | D-Day 360: Chapter 3
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Chaos in Battle | D-Day 360: Chapter 3

Understand the second wave of the U.S. invasion of Omaha beach through the first-hand account of veterans who share ...
Grades 9-12
The Assault on Normandy | D-Day 360
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The Assault on Normandy | D-Day 360

Learn about the experiences of men on the battlefield of D-Day from veteran Sergeant Harley Reynolds, and about the importance ...
Grades 9-12
World War II Veteran Wayne Smith - Army | Georgia Oral History
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World War II Veteran Wayne Smith - Army | Georgia Oral History

  Wayne Smith enlisted in the Army infantry in June, 1943, a few days after graduating ...
Grades 6-13+
D-Day 360
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D-Day 360

Personal stories, statistical data, and details surrounding the massive logistical effort of D-Day bring to life the invasion of the beaches at Normandy, France, by the Allied Forces on June ...
Grades 9-12
Soldiers, Veterans, and War in American Life
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Soldiers, Veterans, and War in American Life

These videos, images, and media-rich lesson plans allow you to bring stories from the battlefront into American history, world history ...

VE Day and VJ Day - Tom Dews | WWII: War End
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VE Day and VJ Day - Tom Dews | WWII: War End

Tom Dews remembers where he was when the war in Europe ended and how he narrowly avoided being shipped to ...
Grades 6-13+
World War II Veteran Norman A. "Puddin" Griffis 
- Private, Army | Georgia Oral History
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World War II Veteran Norman A. "Puddin" Griffis 
- Private, Army | Georgia Oral ...

  Norman Griffis served in an anti-aircraft battalion in the Army and fought at Omaha Beach ...
Grades 6-13+
World War II Veteran Edward C. Bowdle - 
Command Sergeant Major, Army | Georgia Oral History
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World War II Veteran Edward C. Bowdle - 
Command Sergeant Major, Army | Georgia ...

  Mr. Edward Clark Bowdle was born May 3, 1921. Mr. Bowdle, who served in the ...
Grades 6-13+
American Graduate Day
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American Graduate Day

American Graduate Day is a full-day, live broadcast and outreach event scheduled for September 27, 2014. Over the course of a 7-hour day, more than 80 public television stations across ...

World War II Veteran James H. Young - Segeant, Army | Georgia Oral History
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World War II Veteran James H. Young - Segeant, Army | Georgia Oral History

  James H. Young was born in August of 1924. He served in the Army where ...
Grades 6-13+
World War II Veteran Carl D. Beck 
- Master Sergeant, Army | Georgia Oral History
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World War II Veteran Carl D. Beck 
- Master Sergeant, Army | Georgia Oral ...

  Mr. Carl D. Beck was born in Missouri in November of 1925. Mr. Beck served ...
Grades 6-13+
World War II Veteran Andrew C. Borders - 
Tech Sergeant, Army Air Corps | Georgia Oral History
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World War II Veteran Andrew C. Borders - 
Tech Sergeant, Army Air Corps ...

  Andrew C. Borders was born in September of 1918. He served with the Army Air ...
Grades 6-13+
World War II Veteran Glenn T. York 
- Petty Officer 2nd Class, Navy | Georgia Oral History
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World War II Veteran Glenn T. York 
- Petty Officer 2nd Class, Navy ...

Glenn York recalls being a Petty Officer in the Navy, listening to Roosevelt’s “Nothing ...
Grades 6-13+
Jumping on D-Day - Eugene Cook | WWII: Europe
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Jumping on D-Day - Eugene Cook | WWII: Europe

Eugene Cook recalls preparing for his jump on D-Day and the sensation of parachuting through the air.
Grades 6-13+