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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

Photo, . . . Tilton, Arthur and Clarinda Emiline Reynolds, undated, LoC

Follow Capt. Reynold's life, from childhood photos to his stint as a Union [...] »

Photograph, A cigarette machine is indeed intricate, 1939, Library of Va:SC.

Houses more than 1.2 million items on Virginia and life in the South. [...] »

Photo, Buffalo soldier, with young girl, Albert Pollock, between 1877-90, LoC.

Segregation and equality in America was a case of double standards. [...] »

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Teaching Resources

Browse strategies for teaching about service

screenshot, veteranshistory project

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

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

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

Photo, 6th Grade DC Trip - Day 2, March 25, 2009, climbnh2003, Flickr, cc

Let your students go out on a limb, and they might just exceed your [...] »

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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? [...] »

Can you answer these questions on figures who took part in the French and [...] »

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

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

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