Wednesday, May 14, 2014

33 Sites About Memorial Day

This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 26, 2014. Even though our school had a record number of snow days this winter, we are fortunate that the superintendent did not shorten our four day weekend. Memorial Day is the day we honor those who fought for our country, and a day our students should be made aware of, since our freedom is due to the sacrifices of our fighting men and women.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Memorial Day- slideshow from TIME

10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

16 Memorial Day Infographics to Honor Our Veterans- from

American Experience: War Letters

Best Books for Teaching About Memorial Day- from Education World

Cartoonists Honor Heroes- 22 different cartoonists

Face of the Dead- NY Times interactive

The Great Unknowns- NY Times

History Channel's Memorial Day Presentation

Honoring the Fallen- slideshow from CBS News

Honoring the Fallen- video from CNN

Interactive Timeline- from the Ocean City Register

The Meaning of Memorial Day- TIME for Kids

Memorial Day- Infoplease

Memorial Day- from Teacher Planet

Memorial Day Across America- from NBC News

Memorial Day Activities and Games

Memorial Day: Children Remember Lost Fathers- ABC News story

Memorial Day Crafts, Activities and Worksheets- from Enchanted Learning

Memorial Day Crafts Photo Gallery

Memorial Day Lesson Ideas- from Education World

Memorial Day Observations- slideshow from the NY Times

Memorial Day Quiz- interactive online quiz

Memorial Day Resources- from The U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs

Memorial Day Teacher Resources- long list from TeacherVision, including video, lesson plans, quizzes, puzzles, worksheets

Memorial Day Tributes Around the World- from TIME

Memorial Day Video Writing Prompts

Memorial Day Worksheets for Kindergarten- hundreds of choices

Teacher Guide to Memorial Day- from TeAchnology

Teaching Memorial Day- this is a Livebinder

The True Meaning of Memorial Day- from Dulcinea

Women in Uniform- slideshow from NBC News

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