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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


The Story of the "Star-Spangled Banner"
The Pledge of Allegiance
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
American Flag (in color)
Symbols of the United States
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
Citizenship Word Search
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
"Star-Spangled Banner"
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
More Flag Facts
More Memorial Day References

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Memorial Day

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

Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

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

U.S. Flag Resources

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

Heroes & Heroines Resources

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

American Revolution Resources

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
The Underground Railroad
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
A Classroom Divided
Across Five Aprils Discussion Guide
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

World War I Resources

Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
More World War I Teacher Resources

World War II Resources

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

Vietnam War Resources

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

War Resources for Social Studies Class

Battles of World War I
Weapons of War
The Iron Curtain and NATO
The Iraq War Begins (2003)
Women and World War II
What Is War?
Discussion Guide for War Is...
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!

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: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), 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.