Teach Your Youth Ministry to Value Veterans Day
Join us as we appreciate our veterans! Education World published a list of more than 10 fun games, puzzles, and lessons to spread the patriotic spirit!
Take a day off from the usual curriculum, and pick one of these activities for your youth during this Veterans Day week!
Wall of Peace
Mary E. Noyes (with Barrie Citrowske), who teaches at Minneota (Minnesota) Public School, submitted this week’s lesson in which students’ essays are used to build a classroom Wall of Peace. (Grades 5-12)
Speakers, Projects Bring Veterans’ Stories to Classroom
Teachers use a variety of ways to educate students about the historic significance of Veterans Day, coming on November 11. Included: Classroom activities for teaching about Veterans Day.
Lessons in Life: Connecting Kids and Soldiers
While most teachers discuss the war in Iraq with their classes, many find that both they and their students also want to do something concrete to help U.S. troops abroad. Included: A list of organizations that link students or classes with deployed servicemen and women.
Make a Memorial Day Book
This work sheet offers an 8-page mini book for primary-grade students to cut and fold. The mini book tells of the origins and celebrations of Memorial Day.
Make a Memorial Day Windsock
This work sheet provides dirctions for designing and creating a red-white-and-blue windsock. Adapt this lesson for Memorial Day by having students reflect on the meaning of the day. Hang the windsocks in your classroom or at home.
Internet Scavenger Hunt: Honoring Our Veterans
What do you know about Veterans Day? Explore the Veterans Day Web site to learn about that national holiday.
Great Sites for Teaching About… World Wars I and II
This week’s sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about World Wars I and II.