Students explore the history and origin of Memorial Day. They conduct research on various websites, view videos, send an e-card to someone in honor of Memorial Day, and complete Memorial Day crafts.
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Memorial Day Lesson
From where did Memorial Day originate, and how does it differ from Veterans Day? Offer pupils a great instructional activity on the history of this important national holiday in the United States, utilizing best teaching practices...
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