In honor of Veterans Day, the National Education Association (NEA) has assembled this excellent collection of lesson plans and educational resources focused on military "service men and women past and present." Here, educators and other interested readers will find lesson plans, activities, background resources, and more, all organized by grade level: grades K-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. These teaching resources cover a broad spectrum of subjects. For example, in the lesson plan Veterans Day Is Celebrated in the United States Today, designed for grades 3-5, students "write biographical poems about a soldier following a provided format." As another example, in Women Aviators in World War II: "Fly Girls," a lesson plan for grades 6-8, students learn about the contributions of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) using historical posters and newsreels, as well as the WASPs' personal recollections. This collection also includes links to background resources, such as the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, whose archived veteran interviews can supplement lessons and help bring them to life.
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