Veterans Day is one many of us are required to teach, yet it is a difficult concept for most first and second grade learners.
We have created a Veterans Day mini unit for students in first and second grade that is developmentally appropriate. Each Veterans Day lesson starts at ground level, and builds background understanding so that young learners can begin to conceptualize why we celebrate this holiday with a day off of school.
This unit includes:
*To Prepare Page (what you need to do prior to unit being taught)
*A Glimpse of the Day Page (to visualize the lessons for the day)
*Detailed Lesson Plans
*Teacher Read Aloud (to build background knowledge)
*Student Book (nonfiction reading)
*Notice / Wonder Cards (to build background / make connections)
*Writing Planning Sheet
*Writing Pages (differentiated options)
Wishing you joyful engagement in your primary classroom!