Monday, May 19, 2014

Teachable Moment: Memorial Day

Family tradition of service.

Memorial Day is a fine time to chat with family members about how your family may have served in the military.  No matter your take on war or militarism, a young person can gain perspective on their own heritage, family beliefs, and family history while bar-b-queing in the backyard talking to grandma or uncle. Some of the stories will be very sad, inspiring, and amazing all at the same time.

Memorial Day Family Activities

Teachers can give various assignments to augment the students' understanding of history and taking pride and giving support  in the military without glorifying war.

Writing Prompts for Memorial Day

Memorial Day Teacher Resources, Printables

Memorial Day Lessons and Teacher Resources


Memorial Day Activities and Lesson Plans

Curriculum Resources that Reinforce the Meaning Behind Memorial Day Observances

Boy Scouts place leis on graves at Punchbowl Military cemetary, Hawaii.

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