A Conversation with Three Generations of Veterans – The McHawes Family
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: Father, son, and grandson of the McHawes family share their experiences serving in the military.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Military-44**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video as part of a career exploration unit. What do students learn about military service that they did not know/understand before viewing the video? What is their view of individuals who choose a military career? Would they be interested in a military career? Why or why not?
  • Provide the video to students as they engage in projects focused on creating a biography of someone who might be considered a “regular” person rather than a “famous” one. What first person information/video excerpts can they use in their project?


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.