Here’s a quick answer to the question: “How can I tell my young students about Memorial Day?” This slideshow presentation gives you everything you need to explain this national holiday, including:
the historical origin of the memorial
decorations, including flags, flowers and luminaria
the history of the poppy flower
poems associated with the memorial
The 15 slides are accompanied by a medley of bugles playing Taps, which you can mute or lower the volume on at any time. This slideshow is appropriate for the lower grades from 1st through 4th. The download is available as an Apple Keynote and a Microsoft PowerPoint.
by Diane Yale-Peabody
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License