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Memorial Day Lesson Plans and Activities for K-12 Students




K, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10  

memorialdayMemorial Day, once known as Decoration Day, was created as a day to honor military men and women who died while serving the nation.

While many in popular culture characterize the holiday as the “start of summer,” the true meaning of the holiday provides an opportunity to add a civics lesson to any K-12 classroom. Here are someĀ  lesson plans suggestions.


Students learn about Memorial Day and create an appropriate flag decoration

Grade 5

Historical Monuments and Sunset Silhouettes

Grades 7 – 10

Letter to Soldiers

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