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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: Bob Doherty

World War II veteran Bob Doherty shares his personal memories of the war. [...] »

Photo, [Children Playing],  Duke University

Witness the U.S. Army's occupation of Bohol through the eyes of officer George [...] »

Screencapture, The Story of Veterans Day

How did Veterans Day come to be? [...] »

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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, 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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Test your military and Veterans Day knowledge!

Photo, Spc. Crisma Albarran UH-60 [...], March 14, 2010, U.S. Army, Flickr

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

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

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

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

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