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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

Watercolor, U.S. Troops Burning the Cole House and Plantation, Knox Sneden, 1862

See the Civil War as it happened in Union soldier Knox Sneden's watercolors. [...] »

Photography, Five Sullivan Brothers--They Did Their Part, c. 1941 - 1945, Wikime

Discover what the symbols on these flags stand for. [...] »

Gelatin silver print, Hine, Lewis Wickes,Hitching Up the Team, NY Public Library

Many believed the Civil War would be a short, bloodless battle. The reality of [...] »

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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, 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 [...] »

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!

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

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

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

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

Photo, Berlin Airlift airplane[...], August 18, 1948, Joint Export Import Agency

Think you're a post-WWII expert? Test your knowledge with this quiz on the [...] »

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