As you plan for Veterans Day consider bringing the voice of real veterans into your classroom through public radio. Listenwise has a variety of resources on veterans to help your students better understand the realities of fighting in and living through war.
From trench warfare, Life in the Trenches During World War I, to Pearl Harbor, Veteran Remembers Pearl Harbor, and the jungles of Vietnam, Veterans Voices, your students can learn about the experience of war. Or they can reflect on the importance of honoring overlooked or aging veterans – Women Veterans of Vietnam, Cold War Veterans, “Honor Flight” Celebrate WWII Veterans Before Time Runs Out, Artists of Deception: The Ghost Army of World War II. All of these powerful stories feature the voices and experiences of veterans themselves.
We will also have a Current Event out the Monday before Veteran’s Day to highlight the new memorial for Disabled Veterans – so check back for that!
We have additional teaching resources on World War II and more coming on World War I.