I want to thank all my friends and relatives who served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces. You are dedicated, selfless, and brave to a degree I cannot fathom. May God bless you and your families always.
When I taught my students about Veterans’ Day, I used two books that although different, gave strong messages about love of country: Attack on Pearl Harbor by Shelley Tanaka:
and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky:
I taught with these books because November is such a busy month with profound significance around the themes of country, family, Veterans, Native Americans, religious freedom, and giving thanks.
These books share a commonality in that they expose students to different perspectives. Although these books are somewhat outdated in today’s teaching timeline, the messages are not. I recommend these stories for readers around the third grade and higher.
Let me know what you think!