Veterans Day

A reading comprehension lesson on Veterans Day. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.



• Students will be able to explain the history of Veterans Day.

• Students will be able to state demographic information about veterans living in the United States.

• Students will be able to describe traditional activities that take place on Veterans Day.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

Veterans Day is a holiday for honoring veterans of the United States armed forces. A veteran is someone who has experience in something, so all men and women who have had experience in the U.S. army, navy, air force or marines are veterans of the armed forces. Veterans Day is observed each year on November 11th. On the same date, a number of other countries celebrate Armistice Day or Remembrance Day to remember the end of World War I in 1918. The formal ending of that war came at 11 AM on November 11 - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. An agreement called an armistice was signed at that time, officially ending the war.



Lesson Printables:

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Veterans Day







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