#CelebrateWithDE Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Honor and remember our heroes on Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, both on November 11, by connecting to the history of bravery and sacrifice. We’ve gathered curated resources from Discovery Education that will help you and your students focus on the courageous people that have fought to counter attacks and maintain our freedoms. The content collections are full of a wide variety of media for every grade level and are a good place to start for broad understanding.


Featured Resources

Content Collection: Veterans Day
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Remember our men and women in the military! That’s what Veterans Day is all about. Veterans Day provides citizens with a chance to reflect on conflicts and how they have shaped our country and to honor those who have fought for freedom.

 

Content Collection: Remembrance Day
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Pay tribute to the Canadian men and women who have served in the armed forces on Remembrance Day, November 11. This national holiday was established on November 11, 1918, to honor those who died in World War I. Today, the day that marked the end of World War I is a day to remember all those who gave their lives in the service of their country.


Learn

Use these resources to encourage your students to develop an understanding of the holidays, the important contributions of veterans and reasons we celebrate and honor them, and some of the myths that still linger about the wars they fought. Consider using an instructional strategy from our Spotlight on Strategies series to help students work with the source material. Get Your Thinking Hat On (Canadian Version) provides students with a specific perspective from which to consider the media, Whittle It Down (Canadian Version) lets students work together to identify key information, and A-E-I-O-U (Canadian Version) asks students to react to the information in a variety of ways.

 
Celebrate with DE: Veterans Day (Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Math Techbook, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Full Video [03:48]

Features the celebration of Veterans Day, a federal holiday observed on November 11 every year. The program explores the origins of the holiday in the Armistice Agreement of WWI and highlights the traditions observed on Veterans Day.

 

Honor the Red Tails
Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studies Techbook
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Full Video [1:04:00]

Shares the incredible true story of the Red Tail Squadron as told by Colonel Charles McGee. Includes examination of the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, accomplishments of African American pilots in WWII, and the impact of the Red Tails on segregation and racism in the USAF.

 

America: Facts versus Fiction: World War II
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Full Video [22:01]

The war waged by America’s greatest generation is obscured by myth. This program challenges myths about the attach on Pearl Harbor and the Allied victory on D-Day.


Apply

Once your students have had a chance to see and work with the material, have them discuss what characteristics and traits are necessary to have strong and successful armed forces. Use an instructional strategy such as Step Inside (Canadian Version) with some of the media above to help students imagine the range of experiences veterans may have and the kinds of behavior and sacrifices we honor them for. Consider having students write cards for a local veterans’ organization to distribute or communicating their appreciation through social media. Share your students’ sentiments using #CelebrateWithDE on social media!


Interested in joining classrooms around the world to Celebrate holidays year round? Check out our Timely Content Page for our Virtual Viewing Parties and more Instructional Strategies.

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