Memorial Day Teacher Resources
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Carrying the Torch
Middle schoolers 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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Bank On It! China
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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
Remember Me Fondly
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.
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 14 Downloads
Memorial Day Art Flags and Songs
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.
K - 7th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
Memorial Day Fun
Students research Memorial Day and complete activities about the day. In this Memorial Day lesson plan, students discuss the definition of the word 'memorial' to understand its meaning. Students create flags for the day and listen to a military guest speaker.
1st - 3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 25 Downloads
The Meaning of America: Enterprise and Commerce
Using Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, invite your learners to consider the concept of virtue in a democratic society devoted to gain and self-interest. This stellar resource guides your class members through a close reading and discussion, and also includes a video seminar illustrating what high-level discourse regarding the text looks like.
9th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Meaning of America: Freedom and Individuality
What are the strengths and weaknesses of American individualism and independence? Explore these principles through a close reading of Jack London's To Build a Fire, and engage in high-level discussion with your class by analyzing the characters, story structure, and themes of the text.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Memorial Day at The National Mall (field trip)
Students experience war stories from veterans and recognize sacrifices made through visiting national monuments. In this Memorial Day instructional activity 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.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
The Meaning of America: National Identity and Why It Matters
Combining a close reading of a classic American text with the study of history can be a very powerful strategy, and this is most certainly the case with this resource using Edward Everett Hale's The Man without a Country. Consider themes as citizenship and national identity using the engaging discussion questions and prompts in this resource, and use the included videos to present an example of high-level discourse.
9th - 12th Language Arts 39 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed