Celebrating Veteran's Day

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Nov 9, 2014 2:06:42 PM

November Brings a Chance To Honor American Veterans

Children's Books on BigUniverse.com for Memorial Day.

Teachers and families can inform kids and teens about the acts of valor that our American veterans have done. Educators can teach children about the important work of these heroes by sharing online history books with them. They can also have guest speakers such as real life armed forces members in the classroom. Veterans can share their stories and students can illustrate and write about what they learned. Schools may have assemblies to show their appreciation of veterans. Students can create thank you cards and paper medals for the veterans. Student and veterans can give speeches.

Celebrating Veterans Shows Respect and Gratitude

Excerpt taken from Veterans Day
by Robert Walker (author) © 2010

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Students Can Write Meaningful Text About American Heroes

My son eagerly wrote about his favorite hero in the fourth grade. To my delight, it was my dad, and his grandpa! My father is a brave and dedicated veteran. This colorful artwork is framed and will serve as a precious family heirloom. Teachers and parents can inspire children to create pieces like this by having students respond to the question, "Who is the bravest person that you can think of an why?". Primary students can also draw pictures to help them generate writing ideas and details.


Books For Students of All Ages

Readers have the opportunity to enjoy these titles about veterans and the American military. These books offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s vocabulary and content knowledge. Big Universe offers hundreds of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts at www.biguniverse.com


Veterans Day
by Robert Walker (author) © 2010
ISBN: 9780778791157 AR: Book Level 5.8 / Points 0.5 / Quiz 135999
Veterans Day is a time to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Young readers will learn about the soldiers this holiday celebrates and how the occasion is marked across the country on November 11th.


mediumUnited States Army
by Jack David
ISBN: 9781600141621 AR: Book Level 4.1 / Points 0.5 / Quiz 121324 / Interest Level MG
The army is one of the largest ground forces in the world. Discover how they use the latest technology to outfit their troops and vehicles for battle.

freeclipart appleConnecting To The Common Core State Standards

The Common Core State Standards clearly outline what is expected of students at each grade level, for students in the United States. The Common Core State Standards can be found at www.corestandards.org/


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

This post is dedicated to my dad, my Uncle Tim, Uncle Dan and my cousin Roger. All of whom were American veterans. My cousin, Roger, gave his life serving in the United States military.

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