Veterans Day is on Friday, November 11, 2016. It became a legal holiday in 1938 which was almost eighty years ago! Veterans Day is an important holiday because it gives us a chance to honor those that have served and sacrificed. Unfortunately, most educational programs in the lower elementary grades offer so few materials that can be used to teach students that basics of who our veterans are.
These alpha-numeric codes will get students learning about the five branches of the United States Armed Forces and about veterans. There are eight worksheets to get your students thinking about veterans-day!
Children will read "codes" and learn an interesting fact about each of the five branches of the United States Armed Forces.
Additionally, they will find out what the definition of a submarine is by cracking a code - with part of the code missing. (Great for deductive reasoning skills!) To really get their brains working, they'll need to create their own code! The activity sheets are at varying degrees of difficulty so that you can differentiate according to your students' needs.
The student pages in this file require BLACK ink. There is NO color ink to use. There is no advance preparation. Just make your copies and let the fun begin!
I am measuring this at second and third grade but fourth graders and advanced first graders might also enjoy this.
*This file includes both the standard sized sheets and the size that will fit inside 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" composition books.
Need a visual modeling tool for this activity? You might like to purchase my SMART Notebook version of this file, please follow the link below:
Veterans Day SMART Notebook 11