The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a Web page to help children understand what it means to be a veteran of the U.S. military.
VA Kids, found on the Internet at www.va.gov/kids, groups topic discussions for children in kindergarten through grade five, for grades six through 12, and for teachers, and has information about VA, Veterans Day, scholarships, student volunteer opportunities, rehabilitative and special events for disabled veterans, and links to veteran-related sites, according to a press release.
For younger students, VA Kids has interactive activities such as puzzles, coloring pages, matching contests and age-appropriate language to describe a number of patriotic topics.
For older students, there is information on volunteer programs, scholarships and more sophisticated educational resources, games and reference links.
The section for teachers contains additional information, links and suggested classroom activities.