Free Veteran’s Day Video Lesson From The Character Tree

The Character Tree is providing teachers and parents with FREE access to a Veteran’s Day video lesson about gratitude. The lesson, for first and second-grade students, includes a 7-minute video and printable resources and can be used at home or in a classroom.

To access the lesson, click here.

In the “Gratitude & Veterans” video lesson children will learn about what gratitude is, the history of Veteran’s Day and how it’s celebrated in different countries. Teacher and host Sara VanderWel, who plays “Miss Sara” in the video, leads the conversation with puppet characters “Katie” and “Jose” as they  discuss different jobs in the military and ways children can show gratitude for veterans and active duty military.

The supplemental resources include a printable booklet about veterans and Veteran’s Day, gratitude notes that children can fill out and give to people they are grateful for, comprehension worksheets, a handwriting activity, a word search activity, and more.

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