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Veterans Day

Are veterans visiting your school this Veterans Day? Even if your students won't have the chance to learn from veterans in person, they can listen to and read the words of veterans from World War I to the present day, thanks to the Library of Congress. FIND OUT MORE »

Learning Resources

Explore the experiences of American soldiers

Screencapture, Local War Stories: Theodore Akimoto

World War II veteran Theodore Akimoto shares his personal memories of the war. [...] »

Screencapture, Vet's Uniform

This podcast looks at a World War I veteran's uniform worn by a veterinarian. [...] »

Screencapture, World War II Diary

Wes Cowan of PBS's History Detectives gets into a B-24 bomber with World War II [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Browse strategies for teaching about service

A letter from Jasper Barney, LOC

Historian Chandra Manning analyzes Civil War letters from black and white Union [...] »

screenshot, veteranshistory project

Veteran oral history projects relate the classroom to real people and real life. [...] »

WWII Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

What meanings does the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, have? [...] »

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Quizzes

Test your military and Veterans Day knowledge!

Photo, USMA_29, May 25, 2009, Dancing Lemur, Flickr

You know the Purple Heart, but can you identify these honors? [...] »

Sheet music, Wanted - a substitute!, 1863, Frank Wilder, Library of Congress

Both the North and South instituted drafts during the Civil War. Popular music [...] »

Poster, Battle hymn, a new play..., c.1936-1941, George Goldschmidt

"John Brown's Body" keeps reappearing. What do you know about the song? [...] »

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