Memorial Day Lesson Ideas, Grades K-5
Curriculum Resources that Reinforce the Meaning Behind Memorial Day Observances.
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.
Remembrance Day or Veteran's Day Crafts
Printable coloring pages for students in grades K-2.
Interactive Memorial Day color book pages for students in grades K-5.
Memorial Day Printables
9 activities including word search, crossword, coloring pages
Word search, word scramble, alphabet patterns
- Remembrance Poppy Coloring Page-Patriotic Memorial Day Colouring Sheet
- Remembrance Day and Veteran's Day Themed Coloring Pages
"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
- Memorial Day History
- Americans Killed in Action, Numbers, American War Library
- The Women Who Gave Their Lives
- Poems about War
- The Poetry Foundation: War
- The Memorial Day Poppy
- The story behind the poppy
- History of Memorial Day - 27 short videos
last updated: April 6, 2015