Memorial Day Teaching Ideas

Lesson plans, worksheets, and activities for teaching students about Memorial Day.
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Educational Video: History of Memorial Day http://www.teachervision.fen.com/memorial-day/video/73217.html Learn about the origins and traditions of Memorial Day—originally known as Decoration Day. Today, Memorial Day honors all American soldiers who died in battle, as far back as the Revolutionary War. It's paired with three educational activities for grades 6-8.

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All About Memorial Day printable (K-3)

Free printables - coloring pages, games, activities, skill building worksheets and more!

Memorial Day Video Writing Prompts

Using this memorial day tribute video, your students can consider the experiences, sacrifices and bravery soldiers make to protect our country.

Fabulous Freebies for Memorial Day via One Less Headache:

One Less Headache: Fabulous Friday Freebies - Teacher freebies for Memorial Day.

Patriotic Word Search

Strengthen your students' vocabulary with this patriotic word search for Memorial Day or Independence Day. This is perfect for social studies class.

Educational Video: Don't Know Much About Minute: Memorial Day http://www.teachervision.fen.com/memorial-day/video/73217.html Author Kenneth C. Davis shares the forgotten history of Memorial Day. Students will learn how red poppies became associated with this somber day. It's paired with three classroom activities for grades 9-12.

VIDEO: Don't Know Much About Minute: Memorial Day -- Author Kenneth C. Davis shares the forgotten history of Memorial Day. Students will learn how red poppies became associated with this somber day. It's paired with three classroom activities for grades

Students practice oral speaking by preparing a patriotic speech.

Students practice oral speaking by preparing a patriotic speech.

33 Sites for Teachers About Memorial Day via Community Support Network of Nevada County

Plan on barbequing over the weekend? Whatever your plans are, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

Honor the American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in wars and military disputes this Memorial Day (May 29).

Memorial Day Printables & References (K-12 Resources

Looking for a few famous of July quotes to help remind you of the true meaning of the holiday? We've got you covered with the best patriotic quotes!

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. Incorporate our printables, lessons, and references across your curriculum to honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in American wars. Patriotic art activities are a fun way for students to help decorate the classroom for this civic holiday. You will find resources and literature on heroes, heroines, and historic battles to help educate your class about wartime service. (Grades K-12)

Memorial Day Printables & References (K-12 Resources

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. Use our educational lessons and printables for this civic holiday to honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in America's wars.

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