This resource has 25 activities to pick and choose what fits your class's needs/abilities best. Close reading passages for each of 4 branches of service that can be used for research. They would also be great for Jigsaw learning with upper elementary grades. The passages are independent for upper elementary, but could be used with lower grades with a high level of teacher guidance.
Armed Forces KWL chart
All About the Navy (general intro to Armed Forces, jobs, training and ranks).
Navy Close Reading Response Questions
All About the Army (focuses on boot camp training)
Army Close Reading Response Questions
All about the Air Force (focuses on equipment)
Air Force True/False
Air Force Close Reading Response Questions
Services in our Country/Community
All about the Marine Corps (training)
Marine Corps True/False
Marine Corps Close Reading Response Questions
In Air, On Land or Sea
Posters for each Branch of Service
4 Label the Soldier Activities
Caption the Military Vehicle
Thank a Veteran Class Book
Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day Text
Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day Comparison
Wars of U.S. Armed Forces
Respecting the Flag
About the Seller
I currently teach 2nd grade in a rural, high poverty school. I think I learn as much from them as they learn from me sometimes. Embracing each small gain is a main focus, yet I never lower my expectations of them. High expectations from each and every student is the only way to ensure thier success as students and adults.