Historic Landmarks and Memorials Teacher Resources
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New Review What Happens When You Remove the Hippocampus?
Imagine not being able to remember what day it is or what food you had for breakfast this morning. This nightmare was a reality for Henry Molaison, whose life story is the focus of this video explaining how different parts of the brain are responsible for creating and recalling short-term and long-term memories.
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Famous Landmarks Have You Visited?
Responding to blog posts can increase written communication skills, critical thinking skills, and the use of social media as a means for discussion. Kids will compose a blog post in response to the provided article related to famous landmarks, particularly the Hollywood sign.
8th - 12th English Language Arts
The Bill of Rights and Supreme Court Cases Project
Social media and United States history combine as your young historians design a Facebook page for two major defendants of landmark Supreme Court cases. The resource includes a detailed rubric for research and page design, as well as a sample Facebook page for Clarence Earl Gideon in the case of Gideon v.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Learn the Food Groups Memory Game
Help youngsters sharpen their memories and learn the food groups with this classic matching activity! Learners take turns flipping over cards with fun images of different fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and proteins until they can find a match.
K - 1st Health CCSS: Adaptable
Writing Personal Narratives
Encourage your pupils to write about personal experiences with regard to participating in activities that don't involve media. Start off by reading several of the included poems and modeling how to write about a memory. Class members can then compose freestyle drafts about various memories, weekend activities, and their reflections on the "Take the Challenge" media reduction program.
6th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Putting History in its Place
Examine ways in which historic places and landmarks represent significant themes and events in American history. Then create theme-based travel guides for related historic locations. This activity requires informational reference materials and includes great discussion questions and extension activities.
5th - 12th English Language Arts
What is a memorial and what should it look like? Learners will choose what they believe is important to remember about September 11 and how it should be displayed. They work in groups and brainstorm details about the memorial and present their proposals to the class.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Historical Landmark Project
Close a unit or the year with a five-step research project. Class members choose a US landmark, research the landmark, compose a report about it, build a model of it, and present their model and findings to the class. Each step is described in detail on this assignment page.
4th - 8th English Language Arts
My Memory Book
Is the year almost over? Your class can recap all the fun they had with this very cute favorite memory book. They'll be able to write about their friends, favorite memories, and thoughts about next year, and even collect autographs. This resource is a wonderful way to help children move on to the next grade and close out another great year.
1st - 4th Classroom Support
Students anticipate the school year, or reflect back on it, to compile a memory book. They bind a book with a hand-decorated cover. Afterward, they record their memories, write autographs in each other's books, exchange photos, and compile a keepsake of their classroom experiences.
1st - 12th English Language Arts
Pupils recall and list details of an important event in their lives. They create an aesthetically pleasing accordion-fold Memory Book. Students write and illustrate highlights of the chosen event. They are asked: What were the most important times in their lives?
1st - 12th English Language Arts
Third graders complete various activities pertaining to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veteran's Day. They conduct research and complete writing and art activities on the background of each federal holiday.
3rd Social Studies & History
They say it's best to write about what you know. Scholars will write memory stories about the thing they know best, themselves. They share photographs and read the New York Times article, "Out of a Packing Box, Not Stuff, but Souls" to get inspired and then get to work.
6th English Language Arts
Lesson: Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Envision: Interpreting History, Memory, and Identity
Cultural discourse can start through a variety of venues. Learners begin to think about how our minds, memories, and identities shape our attitudes toward culture and history. They analyze seven pieces from the Dongducheon art exhibit and compose a narrative based on personal research.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Mapping Your State's Role in the Vietnam War
Students recognize reasons to celebrate Memorial Day. Students create a map of victims of the VIetnam War. Using the internet, students research information about soldiers from their state who were killd in action in Vietnam. Students explore the sacrificies of soldiers.
K - 12th Social Studies & History
Walking by the Wall: A Virtual Trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Students study about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They express and share their thoughts and attitudes toward wars. They listen to a picture book about the Wall and read an introductory text about the Vietnam
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Students create a monthly memory and compile it into a Kindergarten Memory Book. In this memory book lesson, students create a monthly memory page. Students create a graphic organizer in Kidspiration which is developed into a story page. Story pages are compiled into a memory book at the end of the year.
Pre-K - K English Language Arts