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 WWI trench warfare – Life in the Trenches During World War I, to Pearl Harbor – Veteran Remembers Pearl Harbor, to Vietnam vets – Wounded Veterans Memorial, 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, Native American 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.