Mr. Paul Colvin teaches 5th grade at Lewis Elementary School. Each year around Veterans Day, he shares with his students letters that his father, a World War II veteran, wrote to his family while serving in Europe during the war. Many times we approach holidays and give them only a superficial mention and discussion. Mr. Colvin's sharing of his father's letters is an example of how to use primary sources as a catalyst for learning and to bring history alive.
His students wrote responses to the letters and Mr. Colvin plans to share those with his father this weekend.
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