Information about Memorial Day and Veterans Day is presented in an easy to read, organized format.
How many names were these holidays given? Why were the dates chosen? When did the ideas for these holidays begin? Did the whole United States always celebrate these holidays?
Answers to these questions and much more can be found within the text of the information provided. Have lively discussions in guided reading groups and interesting individual/group activities in literacy circles using this resource!
The students get help summarizing all of this info by using the Notes Graphic Organizer. In addition, 2 fill in the blank timelines about each holiday's development have been included (one for Veterans Day and another for Memorial Day).
To compare and contrast the facts about Memorial day and Veterans Day, the students have a choice of 4 different Venn diagrams. This product makes a little room for creativity as well...directions and templates to make a 4-sided star mobile are included. The national Veterans day poster contest is discussed and how to submit a patriotic poem for publication is also explained.This may not be the biggest product, but it sure packs a lot in a small space!