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The Best Websites To Learn About Veterans Day

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This is a very late, and limited, “The Best…” list for holiday in the United States, Veterans Day (recognized as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day in Great Britain and in other countries to specifically remember those who fought in World War ).

If people can’t use it now, at least you’ll have it for next year. By then, I’ll have added additional resources, too.

Here are my picks for The Best Websites For Veterans Day (of course, these are sites that are accessible to English Language Learners):

Fact Monster has a number of resources about Veterans Day.

EL Civics has a good Veterans Day Lesson.

MSNBC has a Picture Story.

Here are a series of images from Slate titled Veterans’ Honor.

Here’s a slideshow about a Veterans Day Parade in Houston.

The BBC has a slideshow showing the ceremonies in that country.

The New York Times has a slideshow on how service dogs are helping wounded veterans in their healing and rehabilitation process and another slideshow covering events during Veterans Day this year.

The San Jose Mercury News has a slideshow on a local Veterans Day Parade.

ESL Holiday Lessons has a nice lesson on the day.

Students can send a Veterans Day eCard and post the link on a teacher or student website.  Blue Mountain or American Greetings are the best since they seem to host the sent cards, and their messages, indefinitely.

America honors its veterans is a slideshow from MSNBC. Here’s a video from MSNBC, too.

The New York Times has a slideshow about a Veterans Day Parade.


Armistice Day Remembrances
is a series of photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

Pelosi Breaks Ground on Disabled Vets Memorial is another video from ABC News.

UK observes Armistice Day silence is a video from the BBC.

Remembrance Day In Pictures is from The Guardian.

Veterans Day 2010 is a slideshow from The Christian Science Monitor.

Obama’s Veterans Day Visit to Arlington is a video from TIME.

Obama Honors Soldiers is a video from MSNBC.

Veterans Day in Southern California is a slideshow from the Los Angeles Times.

Veterans Honored And Remembered is a series of photos from The Sacramento Bee.

Veterans Day 2010 is from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.

In pictures: Armistice Day around the world is from The BBC.

The National World War II Museum has set-up a neat website where people can thank veterans.

Mission Accomplishment: Exploring Veterans’ Challenges and Achievements is the title of a lesson plan from The New York Times Learning Network.

Armistice Day is an historical slideshow from The Los Angeles Times.

Through The Lens: Seeing Veterans Up Close is a photo gallery from NPR.

The Bonus Army: How A Protest Led To The GI Bill is from NPR.

Remembrance Sunday in pictures is from The Telegraph.

Armistice Day: The UK remembers its fallen is a slideshow from The BBC.

Veterans Day: Reflecting on the Cost of War is a TIME slideshow.

Veterans Day 2012 is a photo gallery from The Sacramento Bee.

Remembrance Day: The 10 greatest paintings of war is from The BBC.

Why Do We Celebrate Poppy Day is from English With A Twist.

America’s veterans: Who they are is from The Washington Post.

Why Veterans Day is on Nov. 11 is from The Washington Post.

Veterans Day: Resources To Embrace, Engage, And Educate is from The ASIDE blog.

Veterans Day: Mission to Heal is from The L.A. Times.

Veterans Day: What We Don’t See is from The ASIDE blog.

100 years of remembrance: 1914 – 2014 is from the BBC.

As Numbers Grow, Recognizing Generations Of Latino Vets is from NBC News.

Why Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day is from The Washington Post.

The Images that Moved them Most: Photographers on America’s Veterans is from TIME.

Beautiful Photos Show How the UK Does Veterans Day


Mission Accomplishment: Exploring Veterans’ Challenges and Achievements
is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Hmong Vietnam War Vets Fight for Full Military Burials is from NBC News.

Art of war: Creating poignant monuments for the modern world
is a slideshow from CNN.

Armistice Day: Service personnel and veterans gather to remember the fallen is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

La Cucaracha salutes Latino veterans who won Medals of Honor (toon)

Remembering Sgt. York, A War Hero Who Built A School is from NPR.

What Do We Owe Our Veterans? is from The New York Times Learning Network.

By The Numbers: Who Are America’s Vets?

It’s time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars, too is from Vox.

How do we remember World War One? is from The BBC.

It’s time we have a holiday to honor those who try to stop wars, too is from Vox.

Veterans Day | All About the Holidays is a PBS video.

I hope this list is helpful, even if it’s just appearing on the holiday itself…

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

3 Comments

  1. Hi Larry

    eslHolidayLessons.com also has an Armistice / Veterans / Remembrance Day lesson. It’s here: http://www.eslholidaylessons.com/11/armistice_day.html

    Thanks,

    Sean

  2. Great list. Thanks.
    I have included one of my favourite Remembrance Day videos from Canada for your list A Pittance of Time

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kX_3y3u5Uo

  3. Pingback: Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » A Salute to Veterans

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