Each year, on the final Monday of May, we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a solemn day where we remember the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who died while serving our country. The holiday was originally known as Decoration Day, a time when Americans remembered those who died during the Civil War. During the 20th century, it was expanded to include all wars. Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday in 1968.
To commemorate Memorial Day, Share My Lesson has a special collection of lesson plans, activities, and materials that explain the history of this holiday and how it honors our nation’s fallen soldiers.
The Share My Lesson team has put together a collection of free lesson plans, materials and activities that honor our nation’s fallen soldiers by exploring the importance of Memorial Day and learning about the wars which caused so many causalities.
Guide your students’ exploration of the importance of Memorial Day and learning about the wars which caused so many causalities.
Do you know…?
* What this special day was originally called, before the holiday became known as Memorial Day?
* Which war fallen soldiers were recognized and honored for before Memorial Day became associated with all wars?
* What year Memorial Day was declared a federal holiday?
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