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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

American Flag (in color)
The Pledge of Allegiance
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
Star Design
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
More Popular Memorial Day Printables

Lesson Plans

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

Quizzes

All About Memorial Day Quiz

References

National Cemeteries
"Star-Spangled Banner"
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
More Flag Facts
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
World War II: Timeline
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
More Memorial Day References

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Memorial Day

Patriotic Shield
Patriotic Design
Patriotic Resist
Patriotic Hat
Patriotic Book
Egg Carton Uncle Sam
"Marines' Hymn" Copycat
More Memorial Day Art, Music, & Drama Activities

Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

World War II Student Project
Stars and Stripes Writing Activity
Citizenship Word Search
War and Peace
Three Famous Americans in the Civil War
The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
Vietnam War Student Project
More Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

U.S. Flag Resources

Flag Facts
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
Stars and Stripes -- First Draft
Stars and Stripes -- Final Draft
Blank American Flag
Betsy Ross Flag Company
Patriotic Songs
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

Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Across Five Aprils Discussion Guide
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The American Civil War
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
A Classroom Divided
Virtual Field Trip of Underground Railroad in New Bedford, MA
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

World War I Resources

Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
"In Flanders Fields"
Battles That Changed History
More World War I Teacher Resources

World War II Resources

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

Vietnam War Resources

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

War Resources for Social Studies Class

Discussion Guide for War Is...
Talking With Children About War and Violence In the World
What Is War?
Battles of World War I
Weapons of War
Animals in Uniform
Women and World War II
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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August Calendar of Events
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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.