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Join PBS Learning Media to bring stories from the battlefront into American history, world history, and health classrooms. Analyze artifacts and oral histories that uncover the most important experiences of a nation during times of conflict. Use recent veterans’ personal stories to engage in a discussion of how the choice to become a soldier and the experience of serving relates to personal values and goals. And much more. 

Browse some of the topics below and visit PBS Learning Media to see more educational resources for teachers and students. 

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See how one New Jersey school is helping students make meaningful connections to their history.

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Family History with History Detectives
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Family History with History Detectives

Lesson plans asking students to dig deeper into their own family history.

Rebel: Loretta Velasquez: Civil War Soldier and Spy
Latino Public Broadcasting

Rebel: Loretta Velasquez: Civil War Soldier and Spy

Students consider how factors like gender and race shape our understanding of history.

The Way We Get By: Coming Home from War
POV

The Way We Get By: Coming Home from War

Compare and contrast the homecoming experiences of soldiers from various wars.

Veteran Experiences of Pearl Harbor
KACV

Veteran Experiences of Pearl Harbor

Learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor using video interviews, a handout and more.

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Stories of Courage. Stories of Sacrifice. Stories of Service

PBS has joined efforts with trusted public media partners to bring you Stories of Service, a multi-platform initiative that unites powerful stories and conversations around one of our country’s most resilient communities: our military veterans.

As part of PBS’ commitment to sharing stories important to our communities and our world, Stories of Service will connect programming and online initiatives tied to military service across public media. PBS viewers will be able to hear the stories and experiences of veterans as told through PBS’ extensive pipeline of documentaries and specials, and through original digital content coming directly from PBS member stations. Programming highlights include: 

  • Coming Back with Wes Moore
  • National Memorial Day Concert 
  • D-Day 360

“All of the programs under the Stories of Service banner tell compelling stories of those who have served and provide a deeper understanding of our nation’s military history, said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. “As America’s storyteller, PBS is dedicated to informing the public about important issues that touch all communities. Through our programming and online presence, we hope to engage veterans and their families across the nation in sharing their important experiences and informing the broader public about what it takes to serve.”

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Gino Merli: The Healing Hero

Gino Merli: The Healing Hero

Gino Merli and the story of his extraordinary heroism

War Stories - Pat Solano

War Stories - Pat Solano

War Stories - Pat Solano

War Stories - Alvin "Buddy" Rothstein

War Stories - Alvin "Buddy" Rothstein

War Stories - Alvin "Buddy" Rothstein

War Stories - William T. Cullen Jr.

War Stories - William T. Cullen Jr.

War Stories - William T. Cullen Jr.