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Last Updated: Sep 19th, 2011 - 19:28:10


The Teaching Tools section will help parents and teachers restore a feeling of security to children.

  • Helping Kids Cope will guide you in the art of coping through creativity.
  • Lesson Plans will give helpful suggestions on guiding kids through these tough times.
  • There are also  Reference Materials with more sites for kids and adults and Worksheets & Printables pages to use as discussion starters.

Teaching Tools
"21 Gun Salutes"
Today, the firing of guns is seen as a great honor bestowed upon both military and political officials. Firing guns at the approach of a party, demonstrates not only welcome but respect and trust.

Aug 14, 2011, 9:16am

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"Activities for Veterans Day"
Veterans Day activities afford the schools and the local community an excellent opportunity to produce a variety of cooperative programs. Participation by patriotic organizations can enhance the projects suggested in this guide.

Aug 14, 2011, 9:40am

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"Arlington National Cemetery"
Almost four million people a year visit the national cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., where a constant vigil is maintained at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Aug 14, 2011, 8:54am

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"Flying the American Flag at Half Staff"
On Memorial day the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon only, then raised briskly to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the nation's battle heroes.

Sep 5, 2011, 9:09am

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"Guidelines for Display of the Flag"
Public Law 94-344, known as the Federal Flag Code, contains rules for handling and displaying the U.S. Flag. While the federal code contains no penalties for misusing the flag, states have their own flag codes and may impose penalties.

Aug 14, 2011, 9:01am

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"Old Glory''
The name "Old Glory" was first applied to the U.S. flag by a young sea captain who lived in Salem, Mass. On his twenty-first birthday, March 17, 1824, Capt. William Driver was presented a beautiful flag by his mother and a group of Salem girls.

Sep 6, 2011, 9:30am

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"The American Bald Eagle"
The bald eagle has been the national bird of the United States since 1782, when it was placed with outspread wings on the Great Seal of our country.

Sep 6, 2011, 8:39am

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"The National Cemetery System"
National cemeteries in the United States for military veterans and service members began during the Civil War, near the battlefields, military hospitals and campgrounds of the war.

Aug 14, 2011, 9:38am

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"The Origins of Memorial Day"
Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.

Aug 14, 2011, 8:57am

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"The Origins of Veterans Day"
In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, became the focal point of reverence for Americs veterans.

Aug 14, 2011, 9:32am

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"The Pledge of Allegiance"
Thirty-one words which affirm the values and freedom that the American flag represents are recited while facing the flag as a pledge of American loyalty to their country.

Aug 14, 2011, 8:50am

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"The Star-Spangled Banner"
This patriotic song, whose words were written by Francis Scott Key on Sept. 14, 1814, during the War of 1812 with Great Britain, was adopted by Congress as the U.S. national anthem in 1931.

Aug 14, 2011, 8:28am

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"The Story of Taps"
The 24-note melancholy bugle call known astap is thought to be a revision of a French bugle signal, calledtattoo that notified soldiers to cease an evenins drinking and return to their garrisons.

Aug 12, 2011, 8:47am

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"The United States Flag"
The flag of the United States is one of the oldest national standards in the world. No records confirm who designed the originalStars and Stripes but historians believe Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, probably modified the unofficial Continental flag into the design we now have.

Aug 13, 2011, 9:05am

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"Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs"
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides benefits to U.S. military veterans and their families. Right now there are 26.2 million veterans of the U.S. armed services.

Aug 14, 2011, 9:35am

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13th Amendment - Abolition of Slavery
This is a transcript of the 13th Amendment.
Aug 14, 2011, 7:19am

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14th Amendment - Civil Rights (1868)
This is a transcript of the 14th Amendment.
Aug 14, 2011, 7:40am

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15th Amendment - Voting Rights (1870)
This is a transcript of the 15th Amendment.
Aug 14, 2011, 7:45am

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19th Amendment - Women's Right to Vote
This is a transcript of the 19th Amendment.
Aug 13, 2011, 7:51am

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Congress for Kids!
Who said Congress is just for the adults? Let Uncle Sam guide you through this interactive experience . . .

Aug 14, 2011, 11:16am


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