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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


Citizenship Word Search
American Flag (in color)
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Slaughterhouse-Five Questions
Symbols of the United States
50 Stars and 13 Stripes
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
Last Living Veterans of America's Wars
National Cemeteries
"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 Memorial Day References

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Memorial Day

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

Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

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

U.S. Flag Resources

More Flag Facts
Flag Facts
Stars and Stripes Writing Activity
The Pledge of Allegiance
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
Patriotic Songs
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

U.S. Civil War Resources

Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
The Underground Railroad
Across Five Aprils Discussion Guide
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

World War I Resources

Veterans Day Videos & Activities
The Lusitania
Battles of World War I
Fourteen Points Writing Exercise
WWI Propaganda
Weapons of War
World War I: People, Places, and Events
More World War I Teacher Resources

World War II Resources

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Project Ideas, Comprehension Tests & Activities
Number the Stars
Number the Stars Character Jeopardy
World War II Reading Warm-Up: Pearl Harbor
WWII Printables Slideshow
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
World War II Printable Book (5-12)
More World War II Teacher Resources

Vietnam War Resources

Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Events in the Vietnam War
Historical Fiction Reading Warm-Up: Protesting Vietnam
Okay for Now Educator Guide
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town Common Core Teacher's Guide
Anti-War Protests
War Is... Author Notes

War Resources for Social Studies Class

What Is War?
Animals in Uniform
Women and World War II
Talking With Children About War and Violence In the World
Defining War and Aggression
Battles That Changed History
Time Line of Events: September 11-18, 2001
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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