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The Best Websites For Learning About Memorial Day

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With Memorial Day coming-up later this month, I thought it would be useful to create another “The Best…” list.

An obvious starting place is my previous The Best Websites To Learn About Veterans Day.  In addition to the resources found there, though, here are my choices for The Best Websites For Learning About Memorial Day (that are accessible to English Language Learners):

EL Civics has a good Memorial Day Lesson.

The History Channel has a great Memorial Day site.

Social Studies For Kids has a good description of the day called Memorial Day: A Time For Reflection.

Here’s a cloze (fill-in-the-blank) exercise from Glencoe about the day.

ESL Holiday Lessons is a good resource that provides audio support for the text.

Paying Tribute is a slideshow about Memorial Day from MSNBC.

Honoring The Fallen is a similar slideshow from CBS News.

Mementos Adorn ‘Saddest Acre’ is a slideshow from CNN.

Honoring Those Who Served Us is a slideshow from MSNBC.

Here’s a list of interesting facts about Memorial Day that wouldn’t be accessible to ELL’s, but teachers could certainly modify them.

Remembering America’s War Dead is a slideshow from MSNBC.

CBS News has an online video of President Obama visiting Arlington National Cemetery.

CNN has a slideshow of the same visit.

Memorial Day 2009 is a series of photos from the Big Picture.

Memorial Day Observations is a slideshow from The New York Times.

Here’s an audio slideshow of Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.

“Iraq & Afghanistan War Casualties” is a pretty amazing interactive graphic from CNN showing all U.S. casualties from both wars.

Cartoonists Honor Heroes is a collection of editorial cartoons related to Memorial Day.

Women In Uniform is a slideshow from MSNBC.

ABC News has several related videos:

Remembering Those Who Died

Try-out this Pre-Intermediate English Lesson – Memorial Day from ESOL Courses.

How We Bury The War Dead is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

Honoring The Fallen is a Fox News slideshow.

CNN has several related videos on this page.

Faces Of The Dead is a New York Times interactive.

The Great Unknowns is a New York Times graphic.

Silence, ceremonies mark sacrifice of military is a CNN video.

Memorial Day is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

Memorial Day through the years is a Washington Post slideshow.

The choreography of the changing of the guard is another Washington Post slideshow.

Flags placed at headstones for Memorial Day is yet another Wash Post slideshow.

Here are some infographics:

Memorial Day: Remembering The Fallen

The History of Memorial Day and Memorial Day Facts

The History of Memorial Day

Soldiers Pay Respect At Arlington is a CNN video:

Nation celebrates Memorial Day is a slideshow from The Washington Post.

Marking Memorial Day is a slideshow from the Wall Street Journal.

Here are several more videos from CNN:

Memorial Day 2011 is a TIME Magazine slideshow.

Here’s another History of Memorial Day infographic, via eMints.

Memorial Day Tributes Around the World is a TIME slideshow.

As Memorial Day Nears, a Single Image That Continues to Haunt is from The New York Times.


Drawing Warriors
is a great NY Times video:

Memorial Day 1911-1929 is a photo gallery from The LA Times.

CNN has several videos and a good article here.

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Memorial Day is a slideshow from TIME.

Americans Honor Troops for Memorial Day is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

Source: census.gov

Here are 16 Memorial Day infographics.

100 Faces, 100 Hours is a CNN interactive.

Source: huffingtonpost.com

Native American veterans push for recognition is from Fox News.

The Meaning of Memorial Day is from TIME For Kids.

Readers’ Memorial Day Rituals is from The New York Times.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Memorial Day: Behind its meaning and traditions is a slideshow from MSN.

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day is a photo gallery from USA Today.

Sacred Ground: A Portrait of Arlington National Cemetery is a slideshow from LIFE.

A Day for Remembering
is a slideshow from The New York Times.

Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers is from Edutopia.

Asleep In Dress Blues: Music For Memorial Day is from NPR.

Congress To Award Highest Honor To Army’s Only Latino Unit is also from NPR.

Celebrating Memorial Day and Looking Ahead is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Bedrooms of the Fallen: Honoring the Casualties of War is a photo gallery from TIME.


Presidential Proclamation — Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2014
is from The White House.

Memorial Day Lesson Ideas, Grades K-5 is from The NEA.

The First Memorial Day is by Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic.

Memorial Day: 7 Historical Facts About the Holiday is from Live Science.

American Memorial Day is by Wendi Pillars.

220,000 American flags posted at Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day is a video and article from a Virginia TV station.

The Greatest Sacrifice – A Lesson Plan for Veterans Day is from PBS.

How African-Americans in South Carolina invented Memorial Day is from Vox.

Sacrifices Set in Adorned Stone is a photo gallery from The New York Times.

A Real Story of Memorial Day is from The Atlantic.

Every American war death since 1914, in one chart is from Vox.

The First Decoration Day is from The Zinn Education Project.

100 faces, 100 hours is a CNN interactive.

Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? is from TIME.

Get it straight: The difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day is from CNN.

Where You Live May Reveal How You’re Spending Memorial Day is from NBC News.

Read Write Think has a Memorial Day activity.

Forgetting Why We Remember is from The New York Times.

Memorial Day Tributes Honor Fallen Servicemen is a photo gallery from NBC News.

On Memorial Day, Latino Veterans Honor Fallen Friends, Family is from NBC News.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

3 Comments

  1. good blog

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