Memorial Day Lesson Plans

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  • Holocaust Memorial Service- Students pay tribute to holocaust victims through an art form, showing the students' empathy and victims' suffering.
  • I Have, Who Has? - "I Have, Who Has?", a review game covering all the vocabulary and material in our most recent Social Studies lesson in learning about the past and the present.
  • I Want You!- This activity is designed to have students show that they understand how political conditions and significant events that led to United States involvement in World War I influenced works of art by applying their ideas to create a war poster.
  • Introducing World War II- Students practice listening skills while getting an overview of the events of WWII. Emphasis is placed on events mentioned in the novel, Jacob Have I Loved. Writing an FCAT style short response on one of the focal events assesses writing skills.
  • Memorial Day: Graphing Our History of Sacrifice- Using an online graphing tool to graph America's history of war dead helps students understand the significance of Memorial Day.

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  1. Memorial Day Shoebox Parade- Students create a timeline of U.S. conflict and a Shoebox Memorial Day Parade to commemorate soldiers who fought for freedom.
  2. Living Vietnam Memorials- "In this lesson, students examine the Vietnam War from first-hand accounts, both in Vietnam and on the home front."
  3. Over There with World War I Songs- Students listen to and interpret songs from World War I. These songs express feelings, a time period, and patriotism.
  4. Remembering Those Who Gave Their Lives: Lessons for Memorial Day- What does Memorial Day mean to your students? Do they grasp the significance of the sacrifice that American men and women have made to preserve our freedom?
  5. Sources of the Cold War- Students make a time line from their notes and outlines of the causes of the Cold War.
  6. The Memory Shall Be Ours: Celebrating Memorial Day- Why is Memorial Day so important?
  7. The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans- Eve Bunting's The Wall inspires students to write letters to veterans at local veterans' hospitals.
  8. Thinking About Our Troops- This lesson offers a handful of way in which kids can connect with American soldiers serving around the world.
  9. Wall of Peace- A good activity for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or September 11.