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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


All About Memorial Day
Memorial Day Word Fill-In
Memorial Day Activities
Memorial Day: Exercises
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
The Story of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
The Pledge of Allegiance
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
Battles That Changed History
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
"Star-Spangled Banner"
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
More Memorial Day References

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Memorial Day

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

Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

World War II Student Project
Citizenship Word Search
Memorial Day Word Scramble
Vietnam War Student Project
The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
"In Flanders Fields"
Betsy Ross Flag Company
More Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

U.S. Flag Resources

American Flag (in color)
Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
Stars and Stripes -- First Draft
More Flag Facts
Stars and Stripes -- Final Draft
Stars and Stripes Writing Activity
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Heroes & Heroines Resources

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

American Revolution Resources

Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
More Popular American Revolution Resources

U.S. Civil War Resources

Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
A Classroom Divided
The Blue and the Gray
Civil War Epitaphs
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The American Civil War
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

World War I Resources

U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
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

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

War Resources for Social Studies Class

Weapons of War
Battles of World War I
What Is War?
Discussion Guide for War Is...
Talking With Children About War and Violence In the World
Purple Heart Reading Guide
War of the Roses
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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Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water 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.

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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.