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

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Memorial Day

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

Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

World War II Student Project
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Vietnam War Student Project
"In Flanders Fields"
The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
Betsy Ross Flag Company
Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
More Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

U.S. Flag Resources

Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
Stars and Stripes -- Final Draft
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
Stars and Stripes Writing Activity
Stars and Stripes -- First 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
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
African-Americans Fight for Freedom
Follow the Drinking Gourd Song
The Underground Railroad
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

World War I Resources

U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
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

Battles of World War I
Weapons of War
Women and World War II
The Iron Curtain and NATO
What Is War?
Russo-Japanese 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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Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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.

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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.