Memorial Day--Study and teaching;
- Understand the origins and history of Memorial Day and the evolution of its traditions.
- Analyze, compare, and contrast traditions over time. Infer how the holiday’s meaning changes by looking at how it has been observed over the last 150 years.
Relevant National Cemetery
- All national cemeteries www.cem.va.gov/cem/cems/listcem.asp
- The activities in this lesson examine the origins of Memorial Day and the symbols, traditions, and rituals associated with it over time. Examples of current community celebrations and service projects are included. The three activities may be used separately or together, as suits the needs of the group or class.
Department of History
Public Domain, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Connors, Thomas G., "Memorial Day: Honoring Service and Sacrifice [Lesson Plan]" (2016). Open Educational Resources. 315.