Do you need a lesson about Veterans Day that's kid-friendly? Let’s Learn About Veterans Day PowerPoint Lesson will help you present age-appropriate content to your students in kindergarten, first grade, or second grade. The animated PowerPoint with illustrations will keep young children engaged as the text is read and discussed. It is perfect for use with a Smart Board or other interactive whiteboard; however it can be used without this technology as long as you have a computer and PowerPoint software. The final page of the PowerPoint includes links to five short online videos related to Veterans Day that are suitable for young learners.
In separate PDF files, you’ll find a choice of three follow-up worksheets to provide independent practice. The worksheets are varied to suit different grade levels and abilities, allowing you to choose what is most-appropriate for your class or to facilitate differentiated instruction. A homework printable is also included to engage student discussion with parents about family members and friends who are veterans. When returned, this homework assignment can be used to honor veterans as part of a classroom or school display. The lesson plan included provides more details.
The sample images show the title slide from the PowerPoint, the lesson plan, the word search worksheet, and the homework printable. The preview download shows all of the slides from the PowerPoint.
The Goals and Objectives for this lesson are as follows:
The students will understand the significance of Veterans Day.
The students will appreciate the contributions that veterans make to our country.
The student will be able to define the word veteran.
The student will be able to explain why we celebrate Veterans Day.
The student will be able to tell at least one activity that is done to celebrate Veterans Day.
Here are the specific items included with this lesson:
• Let’s Learn About Veterans Day PowerPoint with 24 pages
• Links to four short online videos related to Veterans Day (included on last page of the PPT)
• Printable Lesson Plan (PDF)
• Printable Veterans Day Color and Trace worksheet (PDF)
• Printable Veterans Day Word Search worksheet (PDF)
• Printable Veterans Day Questions worksheet (PDF)
• Printable Veterans Day Homework activity worksheet (PDF)
All of the materials are included in a compressed file. When you download it, you will find the PowerPoint and PDF files with the worksheets and homework inside. Click on extract all files and the files will open normally in PowerPoint and PDF.
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