Students discuss the value of memorials in remembering people. Students identify different types of memorials and the feelings they create. They design their own memorial through visual art or poetry.
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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Young scholars explore world cultures by reading a book in class. In this origami lesson, students read the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and identify the Japanese culture of creating origami art. Young scholars define...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
Symbols of Remembrance and Reflection
Symbols have meaning, but their meaning can be different from person to person. After a grand conversation and viewing of an assortment of symbols, scholars create a commemorative banner to memorialize the heroes and victims of September...
5th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Teachers' Guide: Take Time to Remember
The Royal Canadian Legion offers this teacher's guide designed to remind learners of all ages of the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers in not only World War I but also the Korean and Gulf wars. The 42-page packet is filled with...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History
Art to Zoo: Memorials: Art for Remembering
Students examine how people from different societies and cultures remember those whom they have lost. In this lesson students analyze memorials from around the world, create their own, and find memorials that they have in their own homes.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Canadians Remember in November
Students discover the valuable contributions that Canadian soliders made during World Wars, Korea, Afghanistan, and in peacekeeping operations. They demonstrate their knowledge of Remembrance Day by creating a triptych depicting events...
4th - 12th Social Studies & History
Remembering the Heroes of Memorial Day
Students explore U.S. history by creating soldier related art projects. In this Memorial Day lesson, students discuss the meaning behind the holiday and who exactly has sacrificed for the well being of our country. Students write letters...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts