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Making Memorial Day Memories: 10 End-of-Year Friendly Ideas

As the year winds down, take time to remember those who died in service to our country with these easy Memorial Day ideas.

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6 Quick Projects for a Meaningful Memorial Day

Memorial Day isn't just a day off from school. Show your students the meaning of the holiday with these six easy projects.

ARTICLE: SCHOLASTIC NEWS ONLINE 5/23/2008

Memorial Day Observed

Memorial Day might be the unofficial start of summer. But it is also a day of remembering the troops that have fallen in defense of America

ARTICLE: SCHOLASTIC KIDS PRESS CORPS 5/29/2012

A Special Memorial Day in Washington | News For Kids, By Kids

Memorial Day 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, President Barack Obama addressed a crowd of more than 5,000 people. The President also spoke to many veterans and the family members of those killed in action.

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Memorial Day, One More "High School Uncut," and Farewell!

For this Memorial Day, it is important to recognize those U.S. soldiers who died while serving their country. I believe Charles M. Province's poem, "It Is the Soldier," conveys the importance of these brave men and women

Celebrating Patriotic Holidays

Constitution Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day: As you prepare to celebrate these holidays, help your students learn the history behind these observances by taking a multi-faceted look at the meaning of patriotism.

ARTICLE: SCHOLASTIC NEWS EDITION 2

Summer of Celebrations

Soon you will be seeing lots of stars and stripes! You may notice people dressed in red, white, and blue. That is because three big patriotic holidays are coming up. They are Memorial Day, Flag Day, and the Fourth of July. These holidays celebrate our country, the United States of America.

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Celebrating Patriotic Holidays

Use these lesson plans, student worksheets, and book lists to enhance your students’ understanding of the values, symbols, and history of the United States.

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The Flag We Love Extension Activity

Honor the American flag with this extension activity that accompanies the book The Flag We Love by Pam Munoz Ryan.

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Books About Holidays

Books about holidays for students grades 2-6.

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Memory Books With Free Printables: Say So Long in Style

Capture student impressions and friendships in a special memory book made for each child. A simple printable page that allows student editing makes writing simple and fun for students.

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ABC Memories: 26 Ways to Remember the Year

This easy-to-use lesson for wrapping up the year with your students will leave every one in your class with something to remember from the school year!

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Creating Reading Memories With Because of Winn-Dixie

Create reading excitement in your classroom by building a theme day and activities straight from the text. Student in my class love Because of Winn-Dixie Day, which we celebrate each year.

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Teaching Tip: End-of-Year Memory Books

A great way to say good-bye to students

ARTICLE: SCHOLASTIC KIDS PRESS CORPS 9/8/2011

Memories of 9/11, Ten Years Later | News For Kids, By Kids

On September 11, 2001, Emily Sussell was an 11-year-old New Yorker. It was her fourth day of 6th grade at Intermediate School 89, just four blocks away from the World Trade Center. Everyone thought it was just another normal day — until a loud crash shook the school building.