Looking for a unique Veteran’s Day activity for your students? Through the Veterans History Project, students can learn history firsthand by interviewing a veteran. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress archives the interviews in an effort to help people understand war.
The project is recommended for students in grades 10 and up, and interviews must be at least 30 minutes long. To learn more about the project and how your students can participate, follow this link.
The Veterans History Project website is also a great classroom resource. You can access video interviews, memoirs, and photos of veterans to share with your students.