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Veterans Day: FREE Classroom Resources!

Veterans Day: FREE Classroom Resources!

Do you or your students know any soldiers who served our country? Chances are that even your youngest learners know a family member or friend that is currently active or has previously served in the military. On November 11th, help your students understand the significance of our nation’s military contributions by celebrating Veterans Day!

This FREE Veterans Day Toolkit from Edmentum includes an age-appropriate poster, Fact Sheets, and critical thinking tasks specifically created to educate your pre-K through 6th grade students. Ensure that your students don’t miss out on this rich learning opportunity to recognize the service and sacrifice of all American veterans.

Check out these Veterans Day facts and statistics from the History Channel:

  1. There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States.
  2. 2 million veterans are women.
  3. In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changes the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
  4. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
  5. Britain, France, Australia, and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th.

Incorporate Veterans Days facts like these into your classroom lessons with these free resources from Edmentum! Looking for additional fun facts and video clips to share with your students? The History Channel has a great Veterans Day resource library!

This blog post was originally published on November 3, 2015.

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Madison Michell has been a member of the Edmentum team since 2014 and currently serves as a Marketing Manager. As a former Kindergarten and 3rd grade teacher during her time as a Teach For America corps member, she believes education truly has the power to transform lives. She is passionate about connecting educators with online programs, best practices, and research that improve teaching and learning for today's students.

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