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    • Memorial Day Backgroundby Department of Veterans Affairs Ages: 10+3-years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) -- established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.Subjects: history, Decoration Day, Arlington, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War

    • Memorial Day Activities for Kidsby Apples 4 the Teacher Ages: 7 - 13Fun craft ideas for Memorial Day Celebrations include an Ant Picnic Centerpiece, Patriotic Craft Stick Flag, Patriotic Pins, God Bless America Door Signs, Patriotic Cross, Flag Box, Sand Art, Photo Frames and Red, White and Blue Votives.Subjects: activities, games, crafts, coloring, reviews, poems, rhymes, stories

    • Memorial Day Craft Activity and History Lessonby Fun Lesson Plans Ages: 7 - 12Printable craft activities with mini history lessons for home. Download these two printable pages with illustrations and instructions for the "Waving Wands" craft activity plus background information for a holiday lesson plan.Subjects: history, vets, craft, project

    • Memorial Day Poppiesby Betty Yerger Ages: 7 - 12I explain that veterans sell red poppies to raise money to help keep up cemeteries and to help disabled veterans. By making these pencil toppers we are reminded of their sacrifices that have made America free and safe.Subjects: red poppies, pencil toppers, art, history

    • Kid Memorial Day Craft Ideas Ages: 7 - 14If you do not have any veterans close to your home on Veteran's Day or Memorial Day, then find a couple at an old cemetery and place your arrangement on their graves. This teaches respect to your children for American Veterans.Subjects: crafts, preschool, holiday, bird feeder, ribbon dance, flag

    • Memorial Day Lesson Plansby Learning Through Listening Ages: 5 - 18In honor of Memorial Day in May, we've added new lesson plans that feature titles with a focus on patriotism, democracy, and various events in American history.Subjects: lesson plan, patriotism, democracy, history

    • Memorial Day Lesson Plans and Activities Ages: 5 - 18Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. Celebrate this special holiday with activities, music, and Web-based ideas to help the children in your classroom understand Memorial Day's significance.Subjects: memorial day, activities, music, classroom ideas

    • Memorial Day Teaching Theme Ages: 5 - 18A collection of Memorial Day activities, including crafts, vocabulary builders, and spelling bonanza, that all children would love.Subjects: activities, windsock, recipes, worksheets

    • Favorite Poem Projectby Kathleen Meyerdierks, Carol Nelson & Patricia Nang Ages: 12 - 16Some of these poems may be useful in creating a lesson or series of lessons that helps students understand the significance of celebrating and remembering Veteran's...Subjects: poetry, lesson, poem, Whitman, Jarrell, historical

    • Memorial Day Memories Scavenger Hunt Ages: 8+Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States on the last Monday in May. Do you know why Memorial Day is important? How will you hone the men and women who died serving your country?Subjects: memorial day, scavenger hunt, history, puzzles

    • Memorial Day Online Puzzlesby SUVCW & David Merchant Ages: 7 - 15A collection of activities for Memorial Day -- coloring pages, crafts for kids, word searches, puzzles, scramblers, poems and more. Get the kids thinking about why we celebrate...Subjects: activities, crossword, puzzle, stamp, word search

    • Memorial Day Word Scramble Ages: 5+A party can be made into a fun learning environment. Kids that arrive early to school or a party can do the Memorial Day Word Scramble to get started in the theme of a Memorial Day event.Subjects: memorial day, word scramble, puzzles, activities

    • Explore More About Memorial Dayby Sarah Lane and Cynthia Kirkeby Ages: 5+Find out where Memorial Day originated and why, as well as how it's celebrated. See how people plan for this holiday and explore the list of links provided.Subjects: learning links, history, war, celebrate

    • Memorial Day Teacher Resources Ages: 16+Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. Patriotic art activities are a fun way for students to help decorate the classroom for this civic holiday honoring the men and women who have sacrificed their lives in American wars.Subjects: teacher resources, lesson plans, activities, American

    • What is Memorial Day?by Easu Fun School Ages: 7 - 14Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings...Subjects: Civil War, 1868, honor, vets, Veterans, WWI

    • Decoration Dayby John William Corrington Ages: 14+An article written by John William Corrington from the Law in Popular Culture Collection. You see, in those fine autumn days, I was recently retired from the bench. I had had my day and then some...Subjects: legal studies, retired, autumn, Decoration Day

    • How to Plan a Memorial Day Flag Lesson Plan Ages: 16+Memorial Day is the perfect day to learn about the history behind the American flag and how to properly treat the flag. Creating a flag lesson plan is simple and can be used either in a classroom or with the entire family.Subjects: lesson plan, flag, celebrating, history

    • Memorial Dayby History Channel Ages: 11+Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. To many people, especially the nation's thousands of combat veterans, this day...Subjects: history, summer, Civil War, veterans, service

    • Memorial Day Ages: 13+The first official recognition of Memorial Day as such was issued by General John A. Logan, first commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. This was General Order No. 11 establishing "Decoration Day" as it was then known.Subjects: civil war, celebration, waterloo, new york

    • Memorial Day/ Veterans Day/ Remembrance Day Ages: 7+Honor the brave men and woman who have defended their country through the armed services. Kids can read up on history or create patriotic crafts to pay homage to the soldiers.Subjects: memorial day, crafts, patriotic, soldiers

    • National Memorial Day Concert Ages: 8+On the eve of Memorial Day PBS hosts a concert featuring uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honor all Americans who have served or made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.Subjects: concert, history, music, celebration

    • The History of Memorial Dayby History Channel Ages: 14+During the 1st celebration of Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery.Subjects: history, decoration day, Civil War, General John A. Logan, soldiers, sailors

    • The Memory Shall Be Ours: Celebrating Memorial Day Ages: 7+For many students, Memorial Day merely marks the beginning of summer fun. This year, introduce them to the true meaning of the holiday, and provide them with a glimpse into the lives of the men and women it honors.Subjects: celebration, treasure hunt, article, lesson plans

    • What is Memorial Day? Ages: 10+Memorial Day is a great way to remember our patriotic heroes who sacrificed their lives. Want to know more about this historic holiday? Read on to learn about the history of Memorial Day and even pick up some fun facts to share with your friends.Subjects: history, trivia, facts, quotes, party

    • The History and Origin of Memorial Day in Waterloo, New York Ages: 18+Waterloo held the first formal, village wide, annual observance of a day dedicated to honoring the war dead. On May 26, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson, signed a Presidential Proclamation recognizing Waterloo as the birthplace of Memorial Day.Subjects: memorial day, history, waterloo, new york, origin

    • Today in History- May 30 Ages: 14+The history events on the day of May 30th illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections.Subjects: library, congress, american, history