Soldiers, Veterans, and War in American Life

Soldiers, Veterans, and War in American Life


These videos, images, and media-rich lesson plans allow you to bring stories from the battlefront into American history, world history, and health classrooms.

Compare veterans’ recounted memories of World War II and Vietnam to understand how these wars shaped American culture. Analyze artifacts and oral histories that reveal important experiences of a nation during times of conflict. Use recent veterans’ personal stories to engage in a discussion of how the choice to become a soldier and the experience of serving relate to personal values and goals.