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Free Veteran’s Day video lesson from The Character Tree

The Character Tree is providing teachers and parents with FREE access to a Veteran’s Day video lesson about gratitude. The lesson, for first and second-grade students, includes a 7-minute video and printable resources and can be used at home or in a classroom.

In the “Gratitude & Veterans” video lesson children will learn about what gratitude is, the history of Veteran’s Day and how it’s celebrated in different countries. Teacher and host Sara VanderWel, who plays “Miss Sara” in the video, leads the conversation with puppet characters “Katie” and “Jose” as they discuss different jobs in the military and ways children can show gratitude for veterans and active duty military.

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The supplemental resources include a printable booklet about veterans and Veteran’s Day, gratitude notes that children can fill out and give to people they are grateful for, comprehension worksheets, a handwriting activity, a word search activity, and more.

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About The Character Tree

The Character Tree is an educational video subscription series designed for K-2 students. The subscription includes 36 character education videos for either kindergarten or first/second grade, 36 sets of supplemental resources, and 36 teacher’s guides. Every episode, hosted by a real first-grade teacher, discusses classroom citizenship or an important positive character trait exemplified by prominent figures like Kindness & Jane Goodall or Perseverance & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For more, visit

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