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This Veteran’s Day activity uses the book “The Wall”


Social Studies  


2, 3  

Title – Using The Book: The Wall

By – Sheila Miller

Primary Subject – Social Studies

Secondary Subjects –

Grade Level – 2nd-3rd

Read aloud the book, The Wall, to students as they are seated outside around/near the flagpole. Discuss soldiers and veterans in their families. Students then return to class and write letters to veterans that can be delivered to local area Veteran’s Hospitals/Clinics.

As an extra credit project, my students are given several days, including a weekend, to visit the local site of our Veteran’s monument and trace (do a rubbing really) the names of my husband and father-in-law. They can also trace anyone in their family whose name might be there These are then shared in class, along with pictures and stories about the veterans in their family.


Sheila Miller


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