Veterans Day | U.S. Department of State
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Veterans Day | U.S. Department of State

On this holiday, Americans remember war veterans and the trials and hardships they experienced. Veterans Day is celebrated on November ...
Grades 2-6
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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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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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 6-12
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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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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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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 6-12
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Our Best Days Are Still Ahead of Us -John
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Our Best Days Are Still Ahead of Us -John

Representative John P. Yates, a World War II veteran, offers some words of wisdom for the youth of today in ...
Grades 6-12
One Eventful Day - James Strain | WWII: Pacific
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One Eventful Day - James Strain | WWII: Pacific

World War II veteran James Strain remembers getting attacked by a Japanese soldier with a knife in this interview from ...
Grades 6-12
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 United States invasion of Omaha beach through the first-hand accounts of veterans who share ...
Grades 9-13+
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 5-12
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 ...

D-Day from the Air - Robert Weed | WWII: Europe
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D-Day from the Air - Robert Weed | WWII: Europe

World War II veteran Robert E. Weed discusses his bird's-eye-view of D-Day and bombing the beaches in this interview ...
Grades 6-12
Memories of D-Day - James Williams Jr. | WWII: Europe
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Memories of D-Day - James Williams Jr. | WWII: Europe

World War II veteran James G. Williams Jr. describes his experience of D-Day and his ...
Grades 6-12
American Graduate Day
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American Graduate Day

American Graduate Day is a day-long, live broadcast and outreach event that aired on September 27, 2014. Over the course of a 7-hour day, more than 116 public television stations ...

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
World War II Veteran Eugene A. Cook 
- Staff Sergeant, Army | Georgia Oral History
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World War II Veteran Eugene A. Cook 
- Staff Sergeant, Army | Georgia Oral ...

Mr. Gene Cook, born December 12, 1925, served in the U.S. Army and attained ...
Grades 5-12
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+
Teaching Has No Limits
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Teaching Has No Limits

Learn Something New Every Day This Month’s Featured Collection Get to know the men and women in uniform who have dedicated their lives to military service with this robust ...

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+