Military teacher resources

Military Child Education Coaltion
The Military Child Education Coalition is a nonprofit organization that promotes partnerships and provides for networking of military installations and their supporting school districts. The website provides links to their education resource center, initiatives, publications and research, and training opportunities.

Military Impacted Schools Association
Military Impacted Schools Association (MISA) is a national organization of school superintendents. Our mission is to serve school districts with a high concentration of military children. 

Formed in 1986, MISA works on funding (Impact Aid), legislation, partnerships and programs for military families on the move. MISA conducts workshops for educators and provides resources on connectedness, building resilience, military life, transition, and deployment.

Education is an important quality of life program for military families. MISA partners with the Department of Defense Education Activity, National Military Family Association, and military leaders to ensure that all military children are afforded a quality education. MISA works with local school districts and commanders to highlight best practices and partnerships that can further meet the needs of military families.

Military K-12 Partnership
The Military K-12 Partnership between the Department of Defense and the DoD Education Activity has all of the services working with educators and administrators across the nation to provide quality education for all children of military families.

Penn State - Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
School Resources about Military Families
High quality, evidence-based resources are publicly available online from many organizations. The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State identified some of the most relevant, useful, and accessible resources across multiple topics, such as military culture, deployments, parental injury, student grief, and reintegration.

Purdue University - Military Family Research Institute
How to Help Series
How to Help Military and Veteran Families is a series of publications that offer valuable information to various audiences to help them assist and support members of the military, veterans and their families. Each issue provides evidence-based guidance on how a particular group can help, with short, practical suggestions and links that point to additional resources. Each issue has been carefully reviewed both by subject matter experts and military family support organizations. Web-friendly and printer-friendly.

The series is the result of a joint effort between the Department of Defense and the Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University and the National Military Family Association.

Here are some resources for teachers, home school parents and others who want to teach children about the military. Includes various branches of the military, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Educational resource about Memorial Day and Veterans Day

Memorial Day - Memorial Day Minibooks
Lilliput Station

Learn all about the history of Memorial day as you complete these twelve minibooks. Minibooks can then be added to your notebook pages or used to create a lapbook. 

Memorial Day - Memorial Day Mini Study
The Whole Word Publishing

Have fun learning about Memorial Day.

In this mini study you will learn all about Memorial Day.

In this mini study pack you also get: Copywork in seven fonts, optional lapbook cover and booklets for putting together your own lapbook, optional questions and one coloring page.

Memorial Day - Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt
Education World

Kids can do an online scavenger hunt that helps them learn about the history of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day - Memorial Day Worksheets for Kids
Teaching Resources Classroom Jr

As I was putting together these Memorial Day printables, I realized I didn’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It turns out that Veterans Day was established to as a way to primarily thank living military veterans. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in service to their country, particularly those who died in battle.

Memorial Day - Our Country's Holidays: Memorial Day (bilingual)
Gareth Stevens Inc.

This bilingual series is ideal for English Language Learners. It supports a key topic in the early social studies curriculum- our nation's holidays- and provides students with an introduction to United States history. Using lively, full-color photographs and easy-to-read text, each title explores a different holiday and explains why it is significant. Beginning readers will also learn how the holidays they celebrate in their families and communities are observed across the nation. 

Memorial Day - Our Heroes: Memorial Day Math & Literacy Fun
Engaging Lessons

This includes a full size Fact Reader that has Literacy and Math Activities that create a Booklet for each student to have.  There are Writing activities, a Poetry Activity, A Mystery Phrase Math Activity, two brainstorming activities, several art activities, and a post card writing activity!

Veterans Day
Live and Learn Press

We are blessed to be citizens of the United States of America.  Our freedoms have been hard-won, in many cases defended to the death by members of our armed services.  Veterans Day is a special day in the lives of Americans because it is set aside to honor the men and women who have fought for the freedoms we hold so dear.  This project will serve as a basic introduction to the whys and wherefores of Veterans Day.

Veterans Day Mini Study
The Whole Word Pubishing

Veterans Day!  Sometimes this day is overlooked because of the hussle and bussle of the Thanksgiving holiday but don't forget about it on November 11th! This mini study will make it easy for your children to learn about Veterans day. In this study you will learn all about Veterans Day. This study includes information on Taps, comes with cards and pocket of America's wars, a bonus section about how Disney helped in World War II, copywork in seven fonts, optional questions, a maze and coloring pages.

Veterans Day - The Poppy Lady

A professional CCSS Annotated Discussion and Activity Guide for The Poppy Lady is now available. You may download a PDF file. 

Veterans Day Word Search

Veterans Day Worksheets
Teaching Resources Classroom Jr

This holiday provides such an excellent opportunity to discuss our constitution and the freedoms our children might take for granted, while honoring those who have fought and lost their lives to protect them. Visit this LINK for coloring pages.

Educational resources about the U.S. military

Air Force - Discovery Hangar for Kids
National Museum of the USAF

Learn about aviation and the U.S. Air Force in our online Discovery Hangar!

Air Force - United States Air Force Lapbook
Hands of a Child

Teachers and Homeschool parents love our high-interest, hands-on curriculum including Lapbook Project Packs, Notebooking Packs and Thematic Unit Study Packs. With this unit study you will be able to teach your middle school and high school classroom all about  The United States Air Force.The United States Air Force is a branch of the U.S. armed forces.  Formed in 1947 from the Army Air Corps, the Air Force is responsible for conducting military operations in air and space.  Your student can complete an educational lapbook about the organization, history, mission, people, aircraft and weapons, training, uniforms, awards and more of the United States Air Force.  The 69-page United States Air Force Project Pack contains a 15-page Research Guide and 23 hands-on activities to help your student learn more about flying off “into the wild blue yonder.”

​Army - The Army Goes Rolling Along

Army - United States Army (History Scribe)
Westvon Publishing

Enjoy the study of the United States Army with this special History Scribe in a new series about the American Military Forces. Help with your timeline studies. Includes over 30 pages to illustrate and narrate. All History Scribe Books include a couple blank pages for any special topics you'd like to cover.

    Beginning of the U.S. Army
    War of Independence
    During the Civil War
    From Post-Civil War
    During the World Wars
    During the Korean War
    During the Vietnam War
    Desert Storm & Iraq Wars
    Army Rank Insignia
    Army Emblem
    M2 Bradley Fight Vehicle
    Army M16 Assault Rifle
    Army M60 Machine Gun
    Army 9 MM Beretta
    Fort Knox, Kentucky
    Fort Benning, Georgia
    Fort Campbell, Kentucky
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    General George S. Patton
    Sergeant Alvin York
    Audie Leon Murphy
    Super Cobra Helicopter
    Black Hawk Helicopter
    Apache Attack Helicopter
    Chinook Helicopter
    Bunker Defeat Munition
    Boot Camp
    Someone I Know

Army - United States Army 1st Infantry Division: The Big Red One Lapbook
Hands of a Child

Teachers and Homeschool parents love our high-interest, hands-on curriculum including Lapbook Project Packs, Notebooking Packs and Thematic Unit Study Packs. With this unit study you will be able to teach your elementary, middle school and high school classroom all about the U.S. Army. The 1st Infantry Division of the United States, also called “The Big Red One,” is the oldest division of the United States Army. In continuous service to the United States since 1917, The Big Red One was named after its shoulder patch. Your student can complete a lapbook about The Big Red One with the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division Project Pack from In the Hands of a Child. This 58-page pack includes a 16-page Research Guide and 20 hands-on activities about the mission, history, conflicts and wars, the patch, 1st Infantry Division band, song, monuments, and a brief biography of Colonel Robert R. McCormick.Help your students create an educational Lapbook while using our planning guide and answer key to make your lesson planning a breeze!

Marine Corps - United States Marine Corps (History Scribe)
Westvon Publishing

Enjoy the study of the United States Marine Corps with this special History Scribe in a new series about the American Military Forces. Help with your timeline studies. Includes over 30 pages to illustrate and narrate. All History Scribe Books include a couple blank pages for any special topics you'd like to cover.

    The Beginning of the USMC
    The Marines during the War of 1812
    Mexican War to the Civil War
    Spanish-American War to the Present
    Marine Corps Rank Insignia
    Marine Corps Units
    Marine Corps Emblem
    Marine Amphibious Vehicle
    Marine Heavy Artillery
    Marine Snipers
    Marine Special Forces
    Marine Corps Assault Rifle
    Marine Corps Machine Guns
    Marine Corps Side Arms
    Marine Corps Mascot
    Paris Island, South Carolina
    Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
    Camp Pendleton, California
    General Alexander Archer Vandegrift
    Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone
    Lt. General Lewis Burwell Puller
    Lt. Colonel Oliver North
    The HMMWV
    AH-1W Super Cobra
    CH-46E Sea Knight
    CH-53E Super Stallion
    AV-8B Harrier
    United States Marine Band
    Boot Camp

Marine Corps - United States Marines (Happy Scribe Copybook)
Westvon Publishing

If you want your children to have beautiful handwriting, then they need to practice! However, so many handwriting copybooks offer boring, worn-out sayings that do not interest most children today! How about combining your children's interests and studies into their handwriting drills to make them fun and exciting? Happy Scribe Copybooks are just the answer! 

Twenty themed handwriting exercises in three different handwriting scripts. A month of exciting copybook handwriting exercises for your own little Scribes!

The simple handwriting sayings are all about the Marines... a great way to honor friends and family that are serving in our country's military forces... Lots of fun facts and information on the service.

Navy - United States Navy (History Scribe)
Westvon Publishing

History Scribe helps your children to LOVE history studies. Children learn as they draw and write history...your children bring history alive with their own creative hands!

Learn all about our U.S. Navy and the special people that make it all that it is. Weapons, machinery, famous sailors, special events and much more!

Help with your U.S. History studies. Includes over 40 pages to illustrate and narrate. All History Scribe Books include a couple blank pages for any special topics you'd like to cover.

The Beginning of the Navy
War of 1812
The Civil War
Spanish-America War to World War II
Cold War to the Present
Navy Insignia
Navy Units
Navy Emblem
Aircraft Carriers
BGM-109 Tomahawk Missile
Depth Charge
Naval Special Warfare Command
John Paul Jones
Fleet Admiral William Halsey, Jr
Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz
Pearl Harbor
Naval Submarine Base: New London
Naval Base: Coronado, CA
Naval Base: Norfolk, VA
San Diego Naval Station
Mark 46 Torpedo
Naval Mine
AEGIS Combat System
Mark 45- 5", 54-caliber lightweight gun
Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS)
Someone I Know

Navy - United States Navy Lapbook
Hands of a Child

Anchors Aweigh!  Find out about one of the exciting branches of the U.S. Military in The United States Navy Project Pack. This 96-page Project Pack has all the tools you need to learn about U.S. naval history, Special Forces, ranks and much more!  This Project Pack includes a 19-page Research Guide and 24-hands on activities.


Military - Deployment... It's Not a Game
Operation Military Kids

Iowa's Speak out for Military Kids youth created "Deployment: It's Not a Game" to increase awareness about the deployment cycle. As players move through the game, it serves as a tool to get them thinking and talking about the impact of deployment on military kids and families. Players are encouraged to identify issues military kids face during deployment, to reflect on how they might act in similar situations and to discuss how their school, community or organization might develop a plan to support military kids and families experiencing deployment.

Military - United States Armed Forces Mini Unit/Lapbook
Creative Learning Connection

There have been at least four generations of military in my family, and at least three generations on my husband's side, including our daughter, who recently joined the U.S. Marines.

This mini unit/lapbook is dedicated to the honor of all those who have served, and who are currently serving, in the U.S. military. It contains 4 cards for each of the 5 branches, as well as several other military pictures, and a brief timeline of the military. It could easily be used for a lapbook (no directions are included for that), for notebook pages, or just a mini unit on the Armed Forces of the United States.

Military - United States Military Armed Forces Combo (History Scribe)
Westvon Publishing

Children learn as they draw and write history...your children bring history alive with their own creative hands!

And one of the best ways to experience History Scribe is through our combo-packs! Get several of our popular E-Books together in one combination. Economical and a great way to cover all the resource needs for one historical period.

Our US Military Forces Combo offers 4 books for your home school. This combo includes:
  • The Army
  • The Air Force
  • The Marines
  • The Navy

Also you get a bonus book, A Happy Scribe Copybook with on Military Forces - 20 different writing copywork pages in 3 different handwriting fonts all with a military slant! Great for little boy reluctant writers! 

Military - United States Military! Mini Helper
Homeschool Bits

A homeschool bits Freebie!

Facts about the five U.S. Military active-duty Services and their respective Guard and Reserve units. This is just a quick mini helper to learn a few facts about the U.S Military. 6 pages.

Military - WannaBe Series - When I grow up, I want to be IN THE MILITARY 
The Old Schoolhouse

Do you know the Air Force, Sailor's and Soldier's Creeds?
Who are the Thunderbirds, and what military branch are they in?
What is Military time and how does it work?

Learn the answers to these questions and much, much more as you pore
through the pages of the exciting, activity-packed E-Book . . .
When I Grow Up, I Want To Be . . . In the Military

Your kids will be captivated by this E-Book! Take a look at some of the interesting topics included:

Discover fun and interesting facts about the different branches of the military.
  • Learn about staying faithful to God in the military.
  • Meet Staff Sergeant Charles Lawson and hear him describe his job in his own words.
  • Examine the pay scale for Military personnel according to rank.
  • Learn what it takes to become a member of the military.
  • Find out what life is like for a military wife.
  • Find out what military personnel promise when they recite their creed.
  • Discover some of the interesting jobs available in the military.
  • Build a gyroscope.
  • But that's only the beginning!
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Seasons of My Military Student
Practical ideas for parents and teachers
Authors: Amanda Trimillos and Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman
Copyright @ 2018

Military-connected students move frequently, changing schools as many as nine times from preschool to high school graduation. With each move, they adjust to a different curriculum, meet new teachers and coaches, adapt to a new learning environment, and develop new friendships--all amid other military life challenges, such as a parent's deployment.

Seasons of My Military Student helps parents and teachers: 
  • Understand the Seasons of Transition and the storms of military life that impact a student's education
  • Employ key provisions of the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
  • Create an effective portable Seasons Education Binder
  • Work together as a team to support a student from grade to grade and school to school

The Military Parent's Complete Guide to Public, Private, and Charter Schools
Everything you need to know to make the right decision for your child

Author: Frederick A. Birkett Ed. M, Copyright @ 2013 

When moving to a new duty station, finding the right school for a child’s academic needs is often a worrying and stressful task. However, a new book written by a renowned U.S. educator provides military parents with a complete guide to public, private and charter schools. In short, it’s everything they need to make the right choice for their children.
Resources for supporters of military and veteran families
  • Practical insights in caring for
             Home front families
             Military personnel
             PTSD, wounded warriors
             Loved ones of the fallen

Military and veteran family resources
  • Christian encouragement
  Bibles, devotionals, studies
  Bible verses that offer hope
  Of grace and gratitude
             peer support, sexual assault,
             suicide prevention
  • Deployment support for
  Military personnel
  Military spouses
  Military children, teens
  • Downloads and printables
  Brat Town Bugle TM
  Coloring pages
  Flat Brat TM
  Military house ornament

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