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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


50 Stars and 13 Stripes
The Story of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
American Flag (in color)
The Pledge of Allegiance
Patriotic Book
Patriotic Hat
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
More Flag Facts
"Star-Spangled Banner"
When and How to Display the U.S. Flag
United States Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Battles That Changed History
National Cemeteries
More Memorial Day References

Art, Music, & Drama Activities for Memorial Day

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

Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

Stars and Stripes Writing Activity
World War II Student Project
Stars and Stripes -- First Draft
Betsy Ross Flag Company
"In Flanders Fields"
Slaughterhouse-Five Projects
Vietnam War Student Project
More Memorial Day Language Arts Activities

U.S. Flag Resources

Blank American Flag
Flag Facts
Stars and Stripes -- Final Draft
More Flag Day – Teacher Resources

Heroes & Heroines Resources

More Heroes – Resources for Teachers

American Revolution Resources

Slaughterhouse-Five Short Answer
More Popular American Revolution Resources

U.S. Civil War Resources

Slavery & The Civil War – Videos & Activities
Memorial Day Videos & Activities
Chronology of Conscription in the U.S. -- Colonial Era to 1999
Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure
Nonfiction Reading Warm-Up: The American Civil War
Across Five Aprils Discussion Guide
The General
More Popular U.S. Civil War Resources

World War I Resources

U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor
U.S. Casualties in the Major Wars
Veterans of U.S. Wars and Their Dependents
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

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

War Resources for Social Studies Class

What Is War?
Battles of World War I
Defining War and Aggression
Locomotion & Peace, Locomotion Discussion Guide
War of the Roses
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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July Calendar of Events
July is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Canada Day (7/1), Independence Day (7/4/1776), World Population Day (7/11), Bastille Day in France (7/14), National Ice Cream Day (7/19), First Moon Landing (7/20/1969), World War I Began (7/28/1914), Author J.K. Rowling's Birthday (7/31/1965). Plus, celebrate Read an Almanac Month and Recreation and Parks Month all July long!

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, and the environment. Enjoy!