Why Lesson Planet?
Introduce your middle and high schoolers to a different perspective on war: that of soldier's. Read Guisseppi Ungaretti's poem "Vigil" to kick-start this lesson. After discussing his perspective, read "The Screaming Eagles Fly to the Gulf." A list of discussion questions are included for this article as well. The lesson continues when the class is asked to brainstorm a list of the most current wars. Completing just 10-15 minutes of research on their assigned war, they brainstorm a list of questions they'd ask a current veteran, if they had the chance. As homework, each learner interviews a veteran and writes a tribute to his or her life overseas.