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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: Gustavus R. Ide Jr.

World War II veteran Gustavus R. Ide, Jr. shares his personal memories of the [...] »

Oil painting, The Flag of Sumter, Conrad Wise Chapman, Museum of the Confederacy

Chapman spent more than 20 years painting Civil War Charleston after his stint [...] »

Photo, The 101st Airborne troops move out of Bastogne. . . , 1944, U.S. Army

Increase your knowledge of the people, past, and technology of the United [...] »

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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 [...] »

Screencap, IWitness Intro Video, IWitness Main Page, 15 May 2012

Delve into 20th-century history with Holocaust survivor and witness testimonies. [...] »

Photo, California Vietnam Veterans Memorial, March 19, 2007, rscottjones, Flickr

What do memorials say about history and how it's remembered? On Veterans Day, [...] »

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Quizzes

Test your military and Veterans Day knowledge!

Photo, USAF aircraft of the 4th Fighter Wing [...], U.S. Air Force, Wikipedia

It's in the name: "Desert." How did the environment affect the Persian Gulf War? [...] »

Does the movie "Glory" depict historical accuracy or wholesale fiction? [...] »

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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