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Whether you are having veterans at your school for Veterans Day or want to do a classroom project with veterans, this booklet and lesson guide will lead you to success!
I originally wrote 101 Questions to Ask Any Military Veteran for veterans and their families. As a classroom teacher, however, I can definitely see its use in the classroom. Students are naturally curious about military veterans and their stories. After ten years in the National Guard and countless hours interviewing and spending time with veterans, I know what answers kids want most. This booklet offers 101 detailed questions to get them.
I will tell you how to use the booklet as a unique and special gift, and most importantly how to use it with your students.
The booklet includes:
*Helpful tips for the veterans as they begin to reminisce.
*A list of standard information about their military service.
*101 specific questions which are broken into categories covering every facet of military life, from enlistment to discharge, boot camp and their homecoming.
*Ideas of where and how to share their memories (like with you!).
The teacher's guide will show you:
*Four ways to use this booklet including at a Veterans Day program and as a classroom project.
*How to give it as a special gift to veterans who visit your school.
*Five lesson ideas that use teach writing, research, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.
I am passionate about military veterans and their stories, and have no doubt this booklet will help you and your students feel that way, too!