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Teaching Veterans turned poets can help bridge divides

Veterans turned poets can help bridge divides

Although Veterans Day is a national holiday, often filled with parades and celebrations, it brings with it ambiguity.\n\nHoward Zinn, a World War II veteran, once wrote, “I do not want the recognition of my service to be used as a glorification of war.”\n\nSometimes the cost of the service and sacrifice can temper any desire to celebrate. Just consider the fact that even on the original Armistice Day, almost 2,700 Allied and German soldiers died in combat.

James Dubinsky, Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How can reading poetry written by veterans help you to honor their service and sacrifice?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RI.9 - Compare Texts

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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