Details for Kids Scoop ER 11/8/17

© 2017 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 33, No. 48

Here are just some of the
ways you can honor military
veterans on Veterans Day.
Replace these words missing from the article.

Many vistors use paper and a _______
or chalk to make rubbings of some of
the names as a keepsake and reminder
of their ________ to the memorial.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of
The Wall. Special events will be held in
Washington, D.C.

The Memorial was designed by a Yale
University student named Maya Ying
Lin.
Can’t travel to Washington, D.C. to see
the wall? There is a traveling replica of
The Wall that visits cities across
America throughout the year. You can
see the schedule at www.vvmf.org to
find out where it can be seen.

Standards Link: Civics: Students know how Veterans Day reflects the shared values, principles and beliefs of Americans.

Make a card to thank
veterans. You can send
your card to a local VA
Medical Center.
Ask your teacher to invite
veterans to your classroom.
You can learn a lot from
your guests!
Have your school make a
poster with the names (and
pictures) of relatives and
friends who are veterans.

Photo courtesy VFW Post 1943

Sometimes called “The Wall,” the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a very
____________ monument. It is a place
for friends, family members and people
from around the country and the world
to _______ to remember the sacrifice
of those who died.

The replica is 80% the size of the actual
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but it
includes every one of the names.

Photo by Hu Totya

rom the mid-1950s through
1975, nearly 3 million
Americans served in the
Vietnam War. The Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Washington, D.C.
permanently displays the names of the
58,195 men and women who gave their
_____ in service to our country.

Draw a picture about
V
Veterans Day and send it to
your newspaper
newspaper. Maybe it
will be published!

Write an acrostic poem
using the words “THANK
YOU.” Begin each line
with a word that starts with
the letter shown and give it
to a friend or family
member who is a veteran.

Circle the two
identical Huey
helicopters.

When Maya Ying Lin’s design for the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial was first
selected, some people were upset by
the unusual monument.
People were used to
seeing statues of
men on horseback
and other powerful
tributes to military
heroes. Maya Ying
Lin’s design was
unlike any other
monument and not
at all what people
expected.

But over time, The Wall has become
one of the most powerful and beloved
tributes in America, visited by over
three million people each year.

Ask a parent about a
time they changed
their opinion about
something.

Many people make rubbings at The Wall.

Place a piece
of paper over
an object.

Scribble back
and forth
gently with a
pencil.

Can you pick three stars that add up to exactly 100?

HINT: There is more than one answer.
Standards Link: Number Sense: Calculate sums to 100.

Heroes

Look through the newspaper and clip
pictures and articles about heroes, past and
present. Make a “Heroes” poster. Tell the
reason why each person is considered a hero.
Standards Link: Civics: Understand how participation in civic
responsibilities helps preserve democracy.

You can make rubbings of
plaques, leaves and more. Create a
whole book of the rubbings you
create as a keepsake.

MEMORIAL
VETERANS
KEEPSAKE
VIETNAM
COUNTRY
DISPLAY
SERVED
NAMES
WORLD
CHALK
PAPER
HUEY
MAYA
YING
LIN

Memory
Page

Create a page so
that in the future
you can remember your life
today. Look
through the
newspaper and
select pictures
and words that
describe you and
your life today.
Use these to
decorate a page
all about you!
Standards Link:
Research: Use the
newspaper to locate
information.

Find the words by looking up,
down, backwards, forwards,
sideways and diagonally.

S P E C W O R L D E
A Y A M D I P A I K
Y V E T E R A N S A

Standards Link: Visual Arts: Know how
different media techniques communicate ideas.

Complete the grid by using all the
letters in the word NAMES in each
vertical and horizontal row. Each letter
should only be used once in each row.
Some spaces have been filled in for you.

L I H V V E P A P S
C E N U R T E M L P
H T I G E E R E A E
A N L R S Y A S Y E
L A I R O M E M N K
K M Y R T N U O C S
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

On the 11th month, the 11th day, at the 11th
hour, take a moment to stop for two minutes
and remember those who served.

Thank a
Veteran

Write a short note to say
thank you to the many
veterans who have
served our country.

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