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Valuing our Veterans

Relevant and engaging activities to cultivate curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking as we honor our Veterans!

Click any lesson to see differentiated instruction options by grade bands for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

Getting Started

Help your students learn about the brave men and women who work to defend our nation, and to understand the importance of valuing our Veterans!

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All lessons are differentiated by grade band. Click on each lesson for grade-specific activities.


Lesson 1

Meet the Defenders

In this interactive adventure, your students will explore each branch of the US Armed Forces. They’ll dive into their histories and responsibilities, and along the way, learn some unbelievable facts!

Veterans through the Ages
Lesson 2

Veterans Through the Ages

It’s hard to understand history, but as your students take this tiny tour of US history from the revolution to now, they will construct a deep understanding of our nation’s past and the crucial role of our Veterans.

A Tour of America's Wars
Lesson 3

A Tour of America's Wars

Through this interactive experience, your students will visit virtual museums and memorials that tell the stories of some of our most prominent wars. Along the way, they’ll learn to value the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.

Thank A Veteran!
Lesson 4

Thank A Veteran!

Veterans have given us so much; help your students give back! Explore a variety of great options to decide which one is right for you, then have your students reach out to make a Veteran’s day!

Want More?

If you enjoy these activities, you’ll LOVE the Blue Apple project Moments to Remember, where students build a connection with a senior citizen, then write a biography that their new friend will cherish forever!

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