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That lesson, the teachers say, stays with students long after the ceremonies have ended. Ways your students and schools can commemorate Memorial Day.
When Memorial Day first was proclaimed a U. For most youngsters -- and many adults -- today, however, Memorial Day is the holiday that celebrates the beginning of summer fun. Let the swimming and barbecuing begin! Capturing History The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress was commissioned to capture as many veterans' stories as possible and to make them part of the country's permanent archives.
The collection includes audio and video recordings, as well as letters, diaries, maps, and photos. A Project Kit is available to anyone who wants to interview veterans for the project. That under-appreciation of Memorial Day has not gone unnoticed by educators. Concern that the holiday has come to mean little more than the opening of the local pool or the start of sandals season, has spurred teachers to develop lessons and hold assemblies designed to remind students of the real meaning of Memorial Day -- and of the need to remember.
The veteran's stores, those teachers told Education World, provide powerful lessons that both educate students and draw the community together.
The realization that few students knew the origins of Memorial Day inspired Michelle Malchester, a mathematics teacher in Millersville, Maryland to make Memorial Day education a school-wide project. I decided that we should do something -- and do it in a big way.
The program, held in a red-white-and-blue decorated auditorium, includes a color guard presentation, patriotic songs performed by the school band and chorus, and a guest speaker from a branch of the armed forces.
Local veterans, their spouses, and community members are invited to attend. In the weeks prior to Memorial Day, classes work on Memorial Day lessons put together by the school's gifted and talented students, and sixth graders view a Power Point presentation about the history of the holiday created by eighth graders.
The school's eighth graders also have "adopted" the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training in Baltimore, and are raising money to help its residents.
As part of those activities, local veterans visit the school and speak to small groups of students. Each veteran is escorted around the school by a student escort, who has interviewed the veteran in advance and obtained enough information to properly introduce the veteran to other students and teachers.
All Harmony students prepare for the veterans' visits by watching videos about veterans, learning proper protocol for handling the American flag, and composing interview questions. World War II veterans often are the focus of the projects, because as those veterans age and die, their stories are at risk of dying with them.
Lessons about the significance of Memorial Day and the sacrifices made by servicemen and women often are tied in with these projects. The students then compiled the interviews into a book called Heroes From the Heartland, which so far!
A grant paid for the project. The students then wrote letters to veterans they had located and asked each the same questions, including: What do you want people to remember about the war?
What do you remember about your best buddy? When the book was completed, students wrote thank you notes to the veterans and invited them to a reception where the book was launched. Fairbanks also obtained grant money to compile books containing the stories of Korean War veterans and Vietnam War veterans.
There are not many books like this around. Students move from table to table, talking with a different veteran at each; some veterans even bring war memorabilia.
The students take notes and write summaries of the veterans' presentations. The lab day was created about five years ago, to tie in with a reading assignment, Julie Craig, an 11th grade English teacher told Education World.
Now, kids go home and talk to their grandparents.
They see the war as something that actually did happen. The veterans benefit enormously as well. After years of celebrating Memorial Day at her school, Malchester said, "Truly there is not a child here who doesn't understand how important Memorial Day is.
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