Veteran's Day is next week. This year, the official observation of this federal holiday will be November 12, 2012. Last year, we looked at 4 ways to combine Veteran's Day and schoolwork. This year, we wanted to share helpful online resources for teaching your online learner about the U.S. military.
Here are a few military websites to bookmark this week in honor of Veteran's Day:
Military.com – Read about each service branch, military life, and current military news stories.
Defense.gov – Find a comprehensive listing of official websites for the Department of Defense.
Army.mil – Check out news, media like video clips, and more about National Guard and Reserve forces.
History.army.mil/websites.html – Browse through this library of web links for defense and U.S. history related websites. Non-government sites include education on wars and military turning points.
Wikipedia.org/wiki/Military – Read military basics and the importance of military to stable society.
Ourmilitary.mil/ – Find resources, news, and ways you and your family can support military members.
Also, here's a quick video from the History Channel on the history of Veteran's Day to share with your learner.
Yes or no, do you actively teach your student about the role of military?