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Walking by the Wall: A Virtual Trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students study about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They express and share their thoughts and attitudes toward wars. They listen to a picture book about the Wall and read an introductory text about the Vietnam
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Vietnam veterans memorial

For Students 5th - 6th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a detailed factual story about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Students answer 6 questions responding to the story.
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Academy of American Poets

Teaching the Vietnam War with Poetry and Archives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The language of and the perspective of photographs, poems, and official reports differ. After a close reading of two photographs, two poems, and a military report about the Vietnam War, individuals adopt someone's voice or something from...
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The Vietnam War 1954-1975

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss the full travesty of the Vietnam War. Whether it's for history class, Memorial Day, or Veterans Day, this slide show is sure to make an impact on learners in the upper grades. Vivid images, concise language, and the complete...
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A Salute to American Symbols

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Young scholars research American symbols. In this American History lesson, students listen to the story The Wall and discuss the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They also listen to One Nation and research an American Symbol to create a poster. 
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Memorial Day Shoebox Parade

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners examine the history of U.S. conflict and Memorial Day. They conduct research, develop a timeline of U.S. conflict, and create a shoebox Memorial Day parade to commemorate veterans and soldiers.
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Hometown Heroes

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Transform studying about veterans in a textbook to personal interviews with veterans in the community. Four varying lesson plans make up an entire unit or individualized learning based on your class's needs. Exercises include researching...
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Vietnam: Lesson 4

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students take a closer look at war memorials. In this Vietnam lesson, students research the Vietnam War Memorial and then visit the memorial. As a culminating activity, students research other war memorials.
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Offerings At the Wall: the Vietnam War Memorial

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research Vietnam War, complete audio interview of a Vietnam War veteran or a family member/acquaintance of someone who was a casualty of the war, and write an essay of what was learned through researching the war and conducting...
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The Wall Inspires Letters to Veterans

For Teachers K - 12th
Students examine the Vietnam war. They listen to and discuss the book, "The Wall," by Eve Bunting, conduct Internet research, and write a letter or send a card to U.S. military veterans in a local Veteran's Hospital.
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Veterans Day Newspaper

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine the reasons for and origins of the Veterans Day holiday. They define key vocabulary terms, read and discuss the article "The Origins of Veterans Day," conduct research and complete a worksheet, and create a...
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Honoring Memories: Memorial Day Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Memorial Day lesson plans can help students understand the history of this holiday which honors those who died serving their country.
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Maya Lin

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students are able to explain the important contribution Maya Lin made to society, write about their definition of a hero, and recognize, appreciate and describe the significance of memorials.
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Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab

For Students 7th - 8th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students select the best word choice to complete the sentence. All words correspond to the theme of Memorial Day.
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PBS

Act of Duty

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
PBS provides educators with this "Utilization Guide," a four segment program that covers the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. The 42-page packet includes lessons, background...
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Vietnam War Gallery Worksheet

For Students 10th
In this World History activity, 10th graders examine various photos during a gallery walk.  Students write answers to the questions. 
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Remembrance Through Art

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars examine the design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They assess art's role in history. They demonstrate their knowledge by planning a memorial for a public space.
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Remembrance Through Public Art

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the purpose of public art, in the form of memorials. They research the design and planning of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C., then plan their own memorial and construct a 3D model.
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Closing Lesson

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners reflect on their thoughts about the Vietnam War.  In this history instructional activity, students exhibit all they learned about the Vietnam War by sharing their knowledge through the creation of a portfolio that is shared with...
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Modern-Day America

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students remember the September 11 terrorist attacks. In this public memorials lesson, students research 20th century memorials. Students then design their own memorials for the victims at the World Trade Center site.
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Veterans Cryptogram

For Students 4th - 5th
In this veterans cryptogram worksheet, students unscramble words, placing correct letter in boxes, then using the numbered boxes to solve a riddle. Worksheet contains links to additional activities.
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Red River Press

Remembrance Day, Lest We Forget

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Have we forgotten? As part of their study of Remembrance Day, class members consider whether countries have kept their promise not to forget and create their own remembrance ceremony.
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Revolutionary War Memorial

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students create a memorial to honor Revolutionary War soldiers for the National Mall in Washington, D.C. They discuss the Revolutionary War.
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Memorializing September 11, 2001

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students use the Internet to research monuments. They design models of appropriate memorials which would honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. They complete oral presentations that...