Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Veteran’s Day: A Patriotic Look

Elijah loves learning about wars, what airplanes were flew and what weapons they used. This year for Veteran’s Day I wanted him to really understand that many men and women have lost their lives fighting for our country.

To begin our Veteran’s Day study we visited the traveling memorial wall. WOW, just that little piece of traveling wall is powerful, I bet it is awesome to visit the real thing.




That week we read some books about Veteran’s Day and made a lapbook. It was a simple lapbook, but one of the most important lapbooks I think we have ever made.



In the picture below you can see we did a sample rubbing of the wall for Elijah’s lapbook.



We finished up our unit with a trip to the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum.


The museum has a lot of weapons, uniforms and pictures displayed.


Elijah liked this case that had a ton of arm vehicle models.

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DSCF7001 DSCF7003 DSCF7008 The museum had been remodeled since our last visit and it really looked nice. There is so much to see. I think I was on information overload.

DSCF7010 DSCF7011 The next two pictures are maps showing where people live who have visited our museum. That alone was amazing to look at.

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I’m so glad we took the time to study about Veteran’s Day. I’m not sure we (we; not just our family, but also our nation) appreciate our military men and women enough. Thank you to all our branches; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

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