Memorial Day Teacher Resources
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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 plan, 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 English Language Arts
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
Memorial Day Fun
Students research Memorial Day and complete activities about the day. In this Memorial Day lesson, 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
Young scholars 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
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
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
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
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
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
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Designed