*make patriotic buntings for the classroom or home
*make stick streamers
*complete sentence stems about their own patriotic custom-created Memorial Day parade, since the student will be selected to be the pretend chairperson of the Memorial Day Planning Committee.
Colorful photos provided so the student can "see" many components of a parade.
There are 12 sentence stems to complete.(4 pages)
A page of suggested phrases for completing the sentence stems is provided. Photographs are given and can be used as prompts in this writing activity.
Before the students do any of the above activities, they will:
*learn some history about Memorial Day- beginning with its concept in pre-Civil War times and ending with the present Memorial Day(5 pages)
*learn about some different Memorial traditions and customs (4 pages)
* learn about our nation's great parade in Washington,D.C. and other local parades; photos are provided as well (13 pages)