Soldiers, Veterans, and War in American Life

Expand/Collapse 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.

Explore the similarities and differences in veterans’ memories of World War II and Vietnam to uncover 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.

Virtual Field Trip: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
On December 7, WYES-TV/New Orleans will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by hosting a virtual field trip for students to the National World War II Museum. During this special event, students will explore museum artifacts related to the attack and hear as witnesses recall the raid they experienced as children. Follow the discussion online using #WYESfieldtrips and #pearl75.

The field trip will stream live on December 7, 2016 @ 10:00AM and 2:00PM EST - register today.