Soldiers, Veterans and War in American Life

Content such as this from the PBS program Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story, which aired on November 11, 2014, is now available in the Experiencing War, World War II, Vietnam War, and Iraq & Afghanistan sub-collections of PBS LearningMedia.  The entire collection of videos, images, and lesson plans brings military veterans’ compelling stories from the battlefront into American history and world history classrooms.

These resources allow students to explore similarities and differences in veterans’ memories of World War II and Vietnam to uncover how wars shaped American culture.   Your class can learn about everything from the experiences of men on the battlefield during D-Day, to the decision to drop the atomic bomb, to the events in Somalia in the early 1990’s that inspired the book (and movie) “Black Hawk Down.” EXPLORE.

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