Words of WWII

Many Americans lost their lives overseas during World War II. Thousands of the fallen soldiers families elected to allow their loved ones to remain interned in overseas cemeteries cared for by the United States government. Unfortunately, today many of these American veterans families are no longer alive or are unable to travel overseas to visit their fallen loved one. Students from John Glenn High School are inviting students from across the state of Michigan to remember fallen United States soldiers buried at the Ardennes American Cemetery in Belgium or the Normandy American Cemetery in France. Michigan students can research a Michigan veteran buried at one of these cemeteries and compose a personal letter to be read at the veteran’s graveside in April 2020 by a student from John Glenn High School. Letters and release forms are to be mailed to Michele Anderson, John Glenn High School, 36105 Marquette, Westland, MI 48185. Letters must be received by March 31st, 2020. 

Please find the supporting documents, lesson plan, rubric, etc. below:

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Tamara Shreiner, Ph.D.

Executive Director Michigan Council for History Education

Associate Professor - History, Social Studies Education

Grand Valley State University

D-1-214 Mackinac Hall

1 Campus Drive

Allendale, MI 49401

(616) 313-8568

shreinet@gvsu.edu