Memorial Day Teacher Resources
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Carrying the Torch
Students consider how World War II impacted Holocaust survivors. For 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
In 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 12 Downloads
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.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 41 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: National Cemeteries
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.
5th - 9th English Language Development 3 Views 6 Downloads
Creating a Memorial Day Poster Poem
Does your class know about the meaning of Memorial Day? Discuss the history of the holiday in this lesson, which prompts elementary and middle schoolers to create word webs of ideas about the holiday. Additionally, they create poems based on their word webs.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 20 Downloads
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 lesson 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
New Review A Digital Reimagining of Gettysburg
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.
9 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Writing: Wall of Peace Bulletin Board
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.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
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.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 23 Downloads