Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Memoralizing Veterans: Teaching with Place

Photo, New York Korean 
War Veterans Memorial, July 24, 2007, afagen, FlickrVeterans Day approaches! Last year, introduced you to resources for collecting oral histories from veterans. Most of these resources still hold good—if you're interested in inviting a veteran into your classroom or leading your class in an oral history project, try's Take a Veteran to School Day or the Library of Congress's Veterans History Project.
But what if you don't have the time or resources to arrange a speaker or manage oral history collection? What if your students are too young to appreciate a veteran's stories and their context? How can you honor the holiday and draw your students in?
How about teaching with monuments and memorials?

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