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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.

Educational Videos

Memorial Day Videos & Activities

Printables

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

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

All About Memorial Day Quiz

References

World War II: Timeline
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Battles That Changed History
More Flag Facts
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
"Star-Spangled Banner"
Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
More Memorial Day References

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Memorial Day

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

Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

World War II Student Project
"In Flanders Fields"
Vietnam War Student Project
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
Stars and Stripes Writing Activity
More Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

U.S. Flag Resources

Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
Betsy Ross Flag Company
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Stars and Stripes -- First Draft
Stars and Stripes -- Final Draft
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Heroes & Heroines Resources

Activities to Honor Heroes
American Patriotic Pencil Wrap
More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

American Revolution Resources

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More Popular American Revolution Resources

U.S. Civil War Resources

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
A Classroom Divided
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The American Civil War
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

World War I Resources

U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
More World War I Teacher Resources

World War II Resources

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

Vietnam War Resources

Events in the Vietnam War
Okay for Now Educator Guide
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Protesting Vietnam
War Is... Author Notes
Discussion Guide for the Novels of Maria Testa
Anti-War Protests

War Resources for Social Studies Class

Weapons of War
Battles of World War I
What Is War?
The Iron Curtain and NATO
Women and World War II
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Defining War and Aggression
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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Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.