Memorial Day Teacher Resources

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Learners explore social justice issues. In this human justice lesson, students examine the meaning of words associated with minority groups and investigate genocide throughout history.
Students consider how World War II impacted Holocaust survivors. In this Holocaust lesson, students visit selected websites to discover information about the concentration camps, their conditions, and how survivors went on with life at the end of the war.
In this vocabulary worksheet, learners select the best word choice to complete the sentence. All words correspond to the theme of Memorial Day.
Students reflect on the Holocaust. In this Holocaust Memorial Day lesson, students visit selected Web sites to research the Holocaust and the establishment of a day of reflection regarding it. 
Students remember the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson plan students visit the websites for the Queen's Film Theatre, the Imperial War Museum, and the Jewish Museum to view information about the Holocaust and concentration camps.
For this social studies worksheet, students complete a cloze activity about China. They read an article about Ching Ming, a Chinese memorial day. Several rituals revolving around this day are explained and the historical significance is explained briefly.
In this Memorial Day learning exercise, learners explore the meaning of the day. Students color pictures and write a thank you note to the military people who defend our country.
Students will learn how two cultures express ideas of remembrance and honor ancestors by investigating Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, and America's Memorial Day, as well as the Vietnam Memorial. They will learn about the artist Maya Lin and her design of the Vietnam Memorial.
As a way to understand Memorial Day, build citizenship, practice vocabulary, and discuss current international conflicts, learners create their own Memorial Day. They design their own memorial after learning about the various types of memorials and monuments found throughout the world. Two great web links and a worksheet are included.
Students use songbooks to display artwork. They decorate their hand flags in red, white and blue. The music teacher copies the words to patriotic songs and glues them to the back of the flags. The students use the flag song sheets when singing the songs in the parade. The best thing is that both their artwork and their music are on display.
Honor the fallen heroes of our country with this Memorial Day presentation. It contains a series of photographs from national cemetaries from all over the United States. You could use this presentation in an ESL class, or in any class that is addressing Memorial Day.
In this vacation plans learning exercise, students draw what they are doing for the Memorial Day weekend. Students then answer two short answer questions about their weekend plans. All pictures are in color.
In this Memorial Day activity, students color a picture of balloons and trace and write the phrase "May 31, 2010". Students color, trace, and write one time each.
Fifth graders describe ways in which people in the United States remember and honor the dead. They identify the similarities and differences between El Dia de los Muertos, Memorial Day, and Halloween.
Does your class know about the meaning of Memorial Day? Discuss the history of the holiday in this activity, which prompts elementary and middle schoolers to create word webs of ideas about the holiday. Additionally, they create poems based on their word webs. After combining the poems with illustrations on posters, they recite their poems for other classes and sing patriotic songs.
Students experience war stories from veterans and recognize sacrifices made through visiting national monuments. In this Memorial Day lesson plan students visit a website containing stories from veterans; they will share what they've learned with the class, create dog tags of a soldier then take a field trip to visit the national monuments in Washington, DC.
Why would Robert E. Lee order Pickett's Charge, an action that changed the course of the Civil War? Geographer and historian Anne Knowles uses digital technology to explain what she thinks is the missing piece in trying to understand Lee's disastrous decision. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Knowles recreates the topography of the battlefield to model what Lee could and could not see.
Students discuss holidays dealing with patriotic national holidays or remembrances. After choosing a teacher-provided prompt. they write responses to it. They write their paragraphs on paper shaped like bricks and pin them to a "wall of peace" bulletin board.
Students discuss the importance of remembrance and memorials. Students explore different war and memorials throughout the world. They examine the purpose of Remembrance/Memorial Day. They examine how emotions can be expressed through mood boards. Students create a mood board.
Students celebrate patriotic holidays. In this civics lesson plan, students recognize veterans and write a paragraph about a patriotic holiday. Students create a "Wall of Peace".

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