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Memorial Day Teacher Resources

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 sacrified 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.

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Memorial Day Videos & Activities


The Pledge of Allegiance
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
American Flag (in color)
Citizenship Word Search
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Activities to Honor Heroes
More Popular Memorial Day Printables

Lesson Plans

The History & Poetry of "In Flanders Fields"
Veterans Day Newspaper


All About Memorial Day Quiz


World War II: Timeline
"Star-Spangled Banner"
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Battles That Changed History
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
National Cemeteries
More Memorial Day References

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Memorial Day

Egg Carton Uncle Sam
Patriotic Design
Patriotic Songs
Star Design
Patriotic Resist
Patriotic Shield
Patriotic Hat
More Memorial Day Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

World War II Student Project
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
Three Famous Americans in the Civil War
"In Flanders Fields"
Vietnam War Student Project
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
More Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

U.S. Flag Resources

Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
More Flag Facts
Stars and Stripes Writing Activity
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
Patriotic Book
Stars and Stripes -- Final Draft
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Heroes & Heroines Resources

American Patriotic Pencil Wrap
More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

U.S. Civil War Resources

Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The American Civil War
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Quiz: American History 101, Part I
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

World War I Resources

Memorial Day Videos & Activities
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
More World War I Teacher Resources

World War II Resources

War and Peace
Slaughterhouse-Five Synopsis
More World War II Teacher Resources

Vietnam War Resources

Okay for Now Educator Guide
Events in the Vietnam War
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Protesting Vietnam
Anti-War Protests
War Is... Author Notes
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Maria Testa
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Common Core Teacher's Guide

War Resources for Social Studies Class

What Is War?
Defining War and Aggression
Battles of World War I
Perspectives on Peace
What People Say About War
War of the Roses
Time Line of Events: September 11-18, 2001
More War Resources for Social Studies Class

Other Memorial Day Resources

Dealing with War in the Classroom
Helping Students Deal With Disruption, Disaster, and Death
Holocaust Internet Resources
Patriotic Art Activities
September 11, 2001: Fourteenth Anniversary
Veterans Day – Teacher Resources
Patriotic Art Activities

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