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  • Remembering our Veterans

  • Table of Contents

  • IntroductionWho is a Veteran?

    Veterans are people who served in the military (U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard) in times of war or peace.

    Do you know any veterans? Maybe it is your mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, grandfather, grandmother, cousin, neighbor, or teacher. You can be very proud of them. Many have given much to keep us safe and free.

  • TasksWhat does Memorial/Veterans Day mean to you? Do you grasp the significance of the sacrifice that American men and women have made to preserve our freedom?

    To complete this web quest the student will:Complete the Memorial Day scavenger hunt.Complete the Veterans Day Multiple choice slide.Answer the following in your own words? What is a Veteran and why should we honor our Veterans?

  • ProcessTo complete this web quest the student will utilize the web from the links provided to complete three separate assignments. All assignments will be completed on loose leaf paper and written in complete sentences. The title of each of the pages will be:

    Memorial DayVeterans DayWhat is a Veteran?

  • Memorial DayUsing the links provided answer the following:

    1. When and why do we celebrate Memorial Day?

    2. By what name was Memorial Day known when the first Memorial Day Order (General Order No. 11) was issued?

    3. When the U.S. flag is properly folded, what shape is it?

    4. In which war was the greatest number of American soldiers killed?

    5. On what date did Sergeant Weldon McCoy Barr record in his diary the signing of the armistice that ended WWI? 6. About how many U.S. women veterans are there? 7. Who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.? 8. According to St. Augustine, what is the purpose of all war?

  • Veterans DayDirections: What do you know about Veterans Day? Explore the Web site given to learn about that national holiday. Then read each statement below. In the word list under the sentences find the letter of the correct work on the line next to each statement.

    Web Resources: Veterans Day

    Declared a national holiday in 1938, this holiday was dedicated to remembering veterans of World War I. This U.S. president was the first to declare November 11 a holiday. In 1954, this U.S. president changed the name of the holiday celebrated on November 11 to Veterans Day, a day for honoring all veterans. November 11 was chosen as the day for honoring U.S. veterans because this war ended on November 11, 1918. This year, Americans will celebrate Veterans day on this date. Word List:Gerald R. Ford f. World War IMemorial Day g. Armistice Day Veterans Day h. Woodrow WilsonSeptember 11 i. November 11 Dwight David Eisenhower j. July 4

  • What is a Veteran?Write five paragraphs on the following topic: What is a Veteran and why should we honor our Veterans?

    Feel free to use any of the websites already provided or visit one of the additional helpful Websites: VA KidsVeterans Day FactsMemorial Day FactsVeterans

  • Evaluation

    Total points for this assignment is 19.

    A: 19-17B: 16-15C: 14-13D: 12-11F: 11 and below

    Rubric for Memorial Day Assignment

    Excellent 3 pts

    Average 2 pts

    Poor 1 pts

    Total

    Response to assigned topic and content (3max)

    Assigned topic was thoroughly addressed using appropriate language, grammar, and syntax

    Assigned topic was implied and/or contained 1-3 errors in language, grammar, or syntax.

    Assigned topic was not adequately addressed and/or contained more than three grammatical errors.

    Answers correctly respond to the question (3pt)

    Answer clearly and correctly answered the question.

    Answer answered part of the question but was not clear.

    Answers did not correctly answer the question

    6 possible points

    Rubric for Veterans Day Assignment

    Excellent 3 pts

    Average 2 pts

    Poor 1 pts

    Total

    Answers correctly respond to the question (3pt)

    Answer correctly responded to the statement.

    Answer did not correctly respond to the statement

    3 possible points

    Rubric for Essay

    Excellent 3 pts

    Average 2 pts

    Poor 1 pts

    Total

    Response to assigned topic and content (3max)

    Assigned topic was thoroughly addressed using appropriate language, grammar, and syntax

    Assigned topic was implied and/or contained 1-3 errors in language, grammar, or syntax.

    Assigned topic was not adequately addressed and/or contained more than three grammatical errors.

    Introduction (2pts)

    Student draws a clear and well-developed introduction of the topic.

    Introduction is weak or not apparent.

    Conclusion (2pts)

    Student draws a clear and well-developed conclusion supporting the topic.

    Conclusion is weak or not apparent.

    Paragraphs (3 max)

    Essay has at least 5 well developed paragraphs.

    Essay has 4-5 paragraphs.

    Essay has less than 4 paragraphs. Paragraphs are poorly developed.

    7 possible points

    Rubric for Assignment Submission

    Excellent 3 pts

    Average 2 pts

    Poor 1 pts

    Total

    Timeliness (3max)

    Assignment was turned in early.

    Assignment was turned in on time.

    Assignment was late.

    Neatness (3 max)

    Assignment was neatly organized and represented clear thought on construction

    Assignment was organized but hard to read.

    Assignment was disorganized and hard to read.

    3 possible points

    1

  • ConclusionUpon conclusion of this web quest the student will have a through knowledge of:~A Veteran~History of Memorial Day~History of Veterans Day~How to honor Veterans~The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day

  • Standards

    Provide VA-SOL standards covered in Web Quest.Virginia SOL Civics - 3.11:The student will explain the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation of a republican form of government byc)recognizing that Veterans Day and Memorial Day honor people who have served to protect the countrys freedoms.

  • Teacher InformationHello, I am Erica Newcomb and I hope you have enjoyed this Third Grade Civics Web Quest. I am a Navy Veteran that proudly served our country for 21 years. The picture below if during my speech at my retirement ceremony. I am currently a student at Regent University working to receive my Masters in Elementary Education. For further information please feel free to contact me at: erica.h.newcomb@gmail.com

  • Technology Infusion Plan - 5W/5E Title of Web Quest: Remembering Our Veterans

    Brief Description: This web quest will explore who is a Veteran, the importance and history of Memorial and Veterans Days and why we honor veterans.

    Who: My targeted audience is all Third Grade students

    Why: The purpose of this technology is to explore the meanings behind Memorial and Veterans Days and to educate the students on the importance of honoring the Veterans.

    What: The students will get experience learning how to navigate the world wide web to research specific topics

    When: I will intergrade the technology after the class has learned about:The basic principles that form the foundation of a republican governmentThe individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; and equality under the lawThe contributions of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson; Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Caesar Chavez

    Where: This technology infusion will take place in the computer Lab.

  • CreditsCampbell, L. (2011, NOV 11).My crazy life as a navy wife. Retrieved from http://mycrazylifeasanavywife.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-veterans-day-means-to-me.htmlEducation world. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/Ishaah ~backgrounds and graphics. (2003). Retrieved from http://www.ishaah.com/index.cfm?action=Backgrounds5Johnson, M. A. (2011, NOV 05).All about veterans day for kids. Retrieved from http://home-school-coach.com/all-about-veterans-day-kids/Omninews. (2013, May 23). Retrieved from http://www.omnitrans.org/blog/2013/05/23/omnitrans-closed-memorial-day/

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