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Remembering the Armistice
posted by: Melissa | November 07, 2018, 04:31 PM   

Schools across the country will be closed on Monday November 12 or hold special ceremonies to recognize Veterans Day. While Veterans Day is an annual solemn day of remembrance, this year it holds special significance. November 11, 2018 marks not only the national holiday, but also the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the bloody war “to end all wars” that led to the holiday’s creation in its original name, Armistice Day.

In a time of remaining tensions and divisiveness in many parts of the world, it seems more important than ever to teach our students about this war and its global ramifications. To help you do that, we’ve put together a list of resources that you may find helpful below.

BBC Teachers’ Notes: End of the war and remembrance

Library of Congress Page on World War I Armistice

National Archives Page on WWI

WWI at BrainPop

DocsTeach: WWI

Wall Street Journal: 100 Years, 100 Legacies

The U.S. Holocaust Museum:  Treaty of Versailles Armistice

Reading Like A Historian: Armistice

Veteran's Day or Memorial Day Poetry Lesson

Education World: Speakers, Projects Bring Veterans' Stories to Classroom

LA Times: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War

Unit Plan: WWI – Veterans’ Day Program

Lesson Plan: Poppies For Remembrance And Commemoration Armistice Day

App: Remembering WWI

Original New York Times Article

Documentary: Armistice

Are you teaching about WWI in your classroom?

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