Memorial Day Teacher Resources
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Summarizing: The Yang's First Thanksgiving
In this summarizing worksheet, students read the story 'The America's Patriotic Holidays.' Students then answer the 5 questions about summarizing.
Man's Continuing Inhumanity to Man
Students explore social justice issues. In this human justice lesson, students examine the meaning of words associated with minority groups and investigate genocide throughout history.
Carrying the Torch
Young scholars 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.
Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab
In this vocabulary worksheet, learners select the best word choice to complete the sentence. All words correspond to the theme of Memorial Day.
Cataloguing the Past
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.
Worksheet for the "National Holidays" Song
If you can find a copy of the song, "National Holidays," you can use this worksheet with your elementary schoolers. They read the lyrics to the song and answer questions about it. Along the way, they examine the reasons that we celebrate our eight national holidays. The worksheet concludes with a word search activity.
Out & About
Students remember the Holocaust. In this Holocaust lesson 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.
Young scholars read about national holidays. In this national holiday lesson, students read short resources about Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Columbus Day. There are no directions given with these resources.
Bank On It! China
In this social studies activity, 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.
Memorial Day Memories Scavenger Hunt
In this Memorial Day worksheet, students utilize the Internet to access one specific website to participate in a scavenger hunt to find the answers to five multiple choice questions about the history of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day Shoebox Parade
Learners examine the history of U.S. conflict and Memorial Day. They conduct research, develop a timeline of U.S. conflict, and create a shoebox Memorial Day parade to commemorate veterans and soldiers.
In this Memorial Day worksheet, students explore the meaning of the day. Students color pictures and write a thank you note to the military people who defend our country.
Second graders identify several holidays that are honored due to people or events that made remarkable contributions to our country. They research information about the holiday and display their findings on a holiday cube.
Where Were You?
Eighth graders interview citizens who lived during World War II and incorporate their findings into a Powerpoint presentation. They present their work during a Memorial day resecption for the interviewees and guests.
the Not Forgotten - Sharing History & Archaeology
Young scholars create a catalog of gravestones in a cemetery that includes a burial ground from the Revolutionary War. They photograph and document the grave sites, research the Battle of Bunker hill and work with community members to create a beautification plan for the site during this long term project.
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.
In this literacy worksheet, students find the words that are part of the vocabulary list for the theme of the word search puzzle.
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. The best thing is that both their artwork and their music are on display.
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.
Students learn the significance of the song Taps and why it is played at a soldier's funeral. In this Taps lesson plan, students hear the song, discuss its importance, and try and play the tune using other instruments.