I’m starting to think about my Thanksgiving menu, how about you? If are ready for it, here’s a listing of Thanksgiving resources from all corners of Surfnetkids (and even Jokes By Kids): Thanksgiving Resources.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
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.
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 began in 2001.
History: Veterans Day Facts
“Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living or dead – but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.” Visit for a video explaining “the many contributions of America’s armed forces throughout the country’s history,” and a list of quick (easy to understand) facts.
Pinterest: Veterans Day Activities
For preschool and elementary grades, this Pinterest link is a search results page, rather than a board moderated by a single pinner. Double click on any of the images to visit the pinned sites. Activities include coloring pages, word search puzzles, crafts, poems, wall posters, mini books, and art projects.
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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
Veterans Day Wikipedia Printable
Flag Day Printable
Pearl Harbor Printable
Vietnam War Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards.” ~~ Elbert Hubbard ~~ (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) American writer, publisher, artist, philosopher. For more Elbert Hubbard quotes, click the link.
Surfing the Calendar
Aviation History Month November
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, 2017
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated Nov 11, 1982
Veterans Day Nov 11, 2017
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Birthday Nov 12, 1815
Geography Awareness Week Nov 12-18, 2017
Nellie Bly Begins Her Trip Around the World Nov 14,1889
Leonids Meteor Shower Nov 14-21, 2017
America Recycles Day Nov 15, 2017
Lewis & Clark Expedition Reaches Pacific Ocean Nov 16, 1805
International Day for Tolerance Nov 16, 2017