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Honoring Veterans


  • The Warrior Tradition
    Classroom curriculum, to be used with the television program The Warrior Tradition, has been developed. The lesson plans were created to be used with 7th-8th grade students but include ideas for adapting for use with 9th-12th grade students. Lesson content is based on the documentary as well as important themes such as culture, identity, global connections, civic ideals & practices, and power, authority & governance Lessons are aligned to National Social Studies Education Standards.
  • Marriott Library oral histories provide unique perspectives on Navajo Code Talker experience
    Nearly eight decades after the end of World War II, just three of the few hundred Navajo Marines who served as code talkers are still alive. As the living history these individuals embody slips away, a collection of code talker oral histories housed at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library is an invaluable tool in preserving their legacies.
  • PBS News Hour Veteran's Day Resources
  • Veterans History Project
    Motivated by the urgent need to collect the stories and experiences of war veterans while they are still among us, the U.S. Congress created the Veterans History Project in October 2000. The legislation calls upon the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to collect and preserve audio- and video-taped oral histories, along with documents such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them during World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars.
  • The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
    Americans have gone to war to win their independence, define their freedoms, and defend their interests around the globe. This Smithsonian online exhibition examines how wars have shaped the nation's history and transformed American Society.
  • Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide 2022 (pdf)
    The Department of Veteran Affairs developed this Teacher Resource guide to help educators incorporate Veterans Day activities into their classroom.
  • Veterans Day - US Department of Veterans Affairs
    Information and resources abour veterans day including a teachers guide from Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Rutgers Oral History Archives: Voices of Veterans
    A Special Exhibit in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day
  • The Voices of WWII for Use in the Classroom
    Includes numerous pages of teacher and student resources, lesson plans and ideas, over 130 interview transcripts, a step by step "How to do Oral History" section, as well as a wealth of information on grants, scholarships, contests, and links to veterans organizations, maps and geographical resources, research sites, photographs and documents, translations, graves registration and oral history sites.
  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
    Contains over 200 biographies of America's Ex-Prisoners of War from World War II thru the Persian Gulf War. You will find personal stories and remembrances of ex-POWs or their families.

  • National World War II Museum (New Orleans)
    Check out the online exhibit and educational resources at America's National World War II Museum.

  • National World War II Memorial
    You will find facts, photos and information about the Memorial dedication.

  • Veterans' Oral History
    Minnesota State University Moorhead is conducting  oral history interviews of area veterans.  You can listen to audio recordings of veterans sharing their experiences during the various wars:  World War II, Korean Conflict, Viet Nam Era and Gulf War Era.


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