How do your students recognize veterans at your school? I like to talk about the branches of the armed services, the role that each has, and the jobs that people do. It’s a good reminder for students that people they know, moms, dads, and family friends may be involved in serving our country! Students learn about the five branches of the military with this flip book and love learning interesting facts. (Did you know that John Glenn was a marine, or that the coast guard was formed before the navy?) When I lived in Fayetteville, NC, the school I worked at had a special assembly where service members were invited…
Remembering and honoring those who have served to make the world a safer place on Veterans Day should be an important part of the curriculum. Too often though this day of recognition gets lost between the chaos of Halloween and the family celebration of Thanksgiving. Here are some ways to teach about Veterans Day in a meaningful way.