On Veterans Day, we honor and thank those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Department of Veterans Affairs website includes useful materials for teaching about Veterans Day.
Also, the following Annenberg Learner materials are available online for use in your classroom:
Professor Donald Miller gives a personal view as he describes what life was like for soldiers and their families in program 22, “World War II,” of A Biography of America.
Psychiatrist Daniel Shay connects the experiences of American soldiers returning from war to the return of Odysseus to Ithaca following the Trojan War in Invitation to World Literature, program 3, “The Odyssey.”
“Postwar Tension and Triumph,” unit 19 of America’s History in the Making, takes a look at the realities that veterans faced when they returned home from World War II.
Hollywood has used war as propaganda both in favor of and against the use of American troops in foreign conflicts. See the role of government and media in how combat films have evolved in American Cinema, program 6, “The Combat Film.”
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