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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- 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.
- Living Vietnam Memorials- "In this lesson, students examine the Vietnam War from first-hand accounts, both in Vietnam and on the home front."
- 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.
- 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?
- Sources of the Cold War- Students make a time line from their notes and outlines of the causes of the Cold War.
- The Memory Shall Be Ours: Celebrating Memorial Day- Why is Memorial Day so important?
- The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans- Eve Bunting's The Wall inspires students to write letters to veterans at local veterans' hospitals.
- Thinking About Our Troops- This lesson offers a handful of way in which kids can connect with American soldiers serving around the world.
- Wall of Peace- A good activity for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, or September 11.