Memorial Day Lesson Plans & Resources
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Memorial Day Lesson Plans & Resources for K-12
Find new ways to discover the meaning of Memorial Day with your students using these free K-12 Memorial Day lesson plans & resources from Share My Lesson. The lessons and activities honor military men and women who died while on duty and explore the wars they served in, as well as the impact on their families and our country. In this collection, you'll find resources like:
- Supporting Children and Family Survivors of Military Line-of-Duty Deaths
- War Poetry Series of Activities Student Workbook
- Memorial Day Handouts
Memorial Day Lesson Plans: Digging Deeper
Memorial Day is observed on the final Monday of May. The holiday was originally known as Decoration Day, a time when Americans remembered those who died during the Civil War. During the 20th century, it was expanded to include all wars. Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1968. Want to share some interesting facts about Memorial Day with your students? Check out this list and pique their interest with this article from Time.
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