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Education World provides five lessons to help students learn about the purpose and significance of Memorial Day. Click each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Appropriate grade levels for each lesson appear in parentheses.)

Memorial Day Shoebox Parade
Create a timeline of U.S. conflict and a Memorial Day Shoebox Parade to commemorate soldiers who fought for freedom. (Grades 3-12)

Mapping Your State’s Role in the Vietnam War
Teach the significance of Memorial Day by creating a map showing the hometowns of your state’s Vietnam War dead. A stunning visual reminder! (Grades 2-12)

The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans
Eve Bunting’s moving book, The Wall, inspires students to write letters to veterans at local veterans’ hospitals. (Grades K-12)

Memorial Day: Graphing Our History of Sacrifice
Learn about the significance of Memorial Day by using an online graphing tool to graph America’s war history. (Grades 3-12)

Thinking About Our Troops
A handful of ways for kids to connect with America’s soldiers serving around the globe. (Grade K-12)