World War I, Veterans’ Day and Its Centennial

Tuesday, Executive, 1:45–2:45

World War I, Veterans’ Day and Its Centennial

Jason A. McGarry, H.H. Ellis Technical High School, Danielson, CT

This session explores the impact of World War I within communities via the symbolism of Veterans’ Day. A general scope of observances of the end of WWI locally and globally shows the audience the connection within the community and classroom. The session also enables educators to have a more civic role within the observance through ideas, models, and various types of connections with their local veterans groups. A model of action for implementing Veterans’ Day as an educational consultant for now and the upcoming centennial is provided.

Target Audience: Middle School, High School

Strand Identification: World History, Diversity Issues, Geography