I made a Veterans Day unit a LONG time ago. It was in major need of an update. The activities are the same, just a clean, brighter, more attractive appearance. Patterns and "ready to print" pages have been added to make it easier to use. The post shows From this...(older version) To this...(updated version).
Flag Brace Map
Making a Soldier
Label a Hero
After making the cookies, (they are Rice Krispie treats made with Corn Flakes), the children each made their own cookbook.
Veterans Day Parade
As one of our math centers, the kids used clip art to make a parade. Then, they sequenced their ordinal numbers. Next, they used the paper clip art to glue down their pattern. Finally, using the clip art and the ordinal numbers, they completed the recording page. I think the cool part is that each child sequences their own parade. This means that each recording page will be different!
Making Connection to Veterans
Teaching children to make connections is one way to increase a child's potential to comprehend a selection of text. When children make connections it helps them think more deeply about characters or events. It helps them make judgements on their feelings and make predictions on what the character might do next. This can happen in fiction and nonfiction text. Children can connect nonfiction text to events in their own life, to another source, or to things around them.
After learning characteristics about Veterans, the children thought about how they were like Veterans and recorded their connections.
Thank a Veteran
After this brief discussion, we sorted pictures to show which belonged in each group. The children then made a gravity book by pasting the pictures and circling if it stayed in the sky or came back down.
Spin a Hero
The Number 11
The ideas in this blog post came from this resource, Hooray for Veterans Day.