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Memorial Day Lesson Ideas, Grades K-5

Curriculum Resources that Reinforce the Meaning Behind Memorial Day Observances.

Found In: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, PreK-2, 3-5

Lesson Plans

Memorial Day Poppies
Students in grades 2-4 make poppies with construction paper and pipe cleaners.

Memorial Day: Graphing Our History of Sacrifice
Students in grades 3-12 use an online graphing tool to graph America's war dead to understand the significance of Memorial Day.

Activities

Crafts

Remembrance Day or Veteran's Day Crafts
Printable coloring pages for students in grades K-2.

Coloring Pictures
Interactive Memorial Day color book pages for students in grades K-5.

Puzzles Printables

Memorial Day Printables
9 activities including word search, crossword, coloring pages

Memorial Day
Word search, word scramble, alphabet patterns

Background Resources

"The First Decoration Day"
A brief description of the May 1st, 1865 Charleston, South Carolina Memorial Day celebration.

The Other Decoration Day Speech
Text of speech given by Frederick Douglass at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, on Decoration Day, May 30, 1871

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