Brief DescriptionThis lesson offers a handful of way in which kids can connect with American soldiers serving around the world.
Iraq, soldiers, community service, war, troops, letters, email, Memorial Day, Veterans Day
This lesson offers ideas for students who would like to send messages to soldiers who are fighting for our country or serving in other ways.
For classroom purposes, you might have students compose messages of support on paper. The messages can be corrected; after correction, students might type their corrected messages into a computer email program.
After the messages are sent, they can be accessed by any service member anywhere, so, if you would like to add one more step to the process, students could type their messages into a word processing document. Then you could cut and paste each message into a new Operation Dear Abby window.
Note from the site: "Service members without Internet access may still read messages. Company commanders who have Internet access have the ability to download bulk messages to be printed and distributed according to service branch and location."
More Ideas for Connecting Kids and Soldiers
AssessmentStudents demonstrate their care and concern by writing thoughtful messages to America's servicemen and women.
Lesson Plan Source
GRADES 5 - 8
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Last updated 10/25/2011