This fantastic Common Core-aligned reading is excellent for a lesson plan on Memorial Day! It features a 1-page reading on the history of Memorial Day in America, from its origins as Decoration Day during the Civil War through to today.
Following the reading is a set of Common Core-aligned reading analysis questions to gauge student understanding and get them thinking critically. An answer key for this is included.
As an added bonus are a Memorial Poppy cut-out craftivity and thank you letter for students to write thanking a veteran for their service. You can use one, both, or just the article and still have a great lesson that helps students understand the real meaning of Memorial Day.
For more great holiday teaching resources, see this complete bundled set of Holiday History Common Core Readings
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