Memorial Day Videos & Activities

On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Watch the videos to learn about the holiday's history and traditions.

Memorial Day: Fun Facts About an American Holiday

Appropriate Grades: K–5

Students will learn about Memorial Day history and traditions with various fun facts, presented in cartoon format .

Source: Educational Videos for Students on youtube.com

Length: 4 minutes 30 seconds

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History of Memorial Day

Appropriate Grades: 6–8

Learn about the origins and traditions of Memorial Day—originally known as Decoration Day. Today, Memorial Day honors all American soldiers who died in battle, as far back as the Revolutionary War.

Source: History Channel on youtube.com

Length: 3 minutes 31 seconds

Extension Activities

Don't Know Much About Minute: Memorial Day

Appropriate Grades: 9-12

Author Kenneth C. Davis shares the forgotten history of Memorial Day. Students will learn how red poppies became associated with this somber day.

Source: dkmahistory on youtube.com

Length: 3 minutes 43 seconds

Extension Activities

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