[Surfnetkids: 06 Nov 2012] Veterans Day

[Surfnetkids Free Newsletter] Veterans Day


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#1. November 6, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I can’t believe it, but my Asia dream trip is more than half over. Have you checked out my pictures yet? You’ll find them on Instagram (if you have a smartphone, you can download the app for free) … I will also be posting a few to the Surfnetkids Facebook page.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Veterans Day

by Barbara J. Feldman

Veterans Day Printable (** for premium members only)

In 1918, at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, fighting ceased in World War I. Formerly known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day (November 11) is a day to honor veterans living and dead who have given so much to protect our country. And, in case you were wondering, Veterans Day is spelled without an apostrophe because the day doesn’t belong to veterans, it is a celebration of them.

Celebrating America’s Freedoms
Created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Celebrating America’s Freedoms is a collection of articles about many of America’s customs and national symbols. Topics include the history of Taps, the Pledge of Allegiance, The Star Spangled Banner, American flag etiquette and more. For Veterans Day, visit The Origins of Veterans Day and Activities for Veterans Day. Each article is available as an individual PDF, or download the entire collection as one fifty-two page PDF. Look for this link at the bottom of the table of contents.

Enchanted Learning: Veterans Day Crafts
For Veterans Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July, Enchanted Learning offers a couple of dozen patriotic crafts for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary ages. All can be made with common craft supplies, such as paper, scissors, glue, string, pencils and popsicle sticks. Projects that caught my eye include: a three-dimensional freestanding star, a star pinwheel, a patriotic pebble with a flag painted on it, and a flag from craft sticks. If you’re looking ahead on the calendar, there’s a link to Christmas Crafts from the standalone star page.

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project
“The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.” The project includes stories told through correspondence, personal narrative and photos or drawings. It covers six wars, starting with World War I (1914-1920) and including the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts that begin in 2001.

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Veterans Day Printable

American Flag Printable

Veterans Day Printable
Pearl Harbor Printable
Vietnam War Printable

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#4. Related Games

American Games

American Coloring Pages

#5. Surfing the Calendar

Marie Curie’s Birthday
Nov 7, 1867

Cortes Conquers Mexico
Nov 8, 1519

Kensington Rune Stone Discovered in Minnesota
Nov 8, 1898

Hope Diamond Mailed to Smithsonian
Nov 8, 1958

Fall of the Berlin Wall
Nov 9, 1989

National Young Reader’s Day
Nov 9, 2012

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated
Nov 11, 1982

Geography Awareness Week
Nov 11-17, 2012

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Birthday
Nov 12, 1815

Veterans Day
Nov 12, 2012

Bullying Awareness Week
Nov 12-17, 2012

Nellie Bly Begins Her Trip Around the World
Nov 14,1889

#6. Quote of the Week

“Then, in that hour of deliverance, my heart spoke. Does not such a country, and such defenders of their country, deserve a song?” ~~ Francis Scott Key ~~ (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) American lawyer and amateur poet known for writing the lyrics of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Click here for more freedom quotes.

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