PBS LearningMedia Quick Picks for Veteran’s Day
The Way We Get By: Historical Perspectives: Coming Home From War
Grades 6-12 | Multiple Resources | Social Studies/English Language Arts
Students conduct an investigation that compares and contrasts the homecoming experiences of soldiers who served in World War II, the Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Facing It, by Yusef Komunyakaa
Grades 7-12 | Video | English Language Arts
See the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial wall in Washington D.C. through the eyes of war veteran and contemporary poet Yusef Komunyakaa. In this video segment from Poetry Everywhere, Komunyakaa reads his poem “Facing It.”
Grades 6-12 | Video | Science/Social Studies
Former soldiers from the Iraq war are forced to overcome injuries and deal with handicaps that they sustained overseas. These men focus on getting back to a normal life through a rehab program that encourages them to hunt and fish in the outdoors despite their injuries.
Vietnam Veteran Memorial
Grades All | Video
In this video, the camera tilts down to show a black granite panel engraved with the names of fallen soldiers.