All of these seemingly random acts were inspired by historical conflicts! Many students think of Memorial Day as a three-day weekend or the beginning of summer. This week’s stories underscore the importance of Memorial Day as a tribute to soldiers who have served in the U.S. military. The holiday, which dates back to the Civil War, has a rich history of honoring the men and women who have died for our country.
Celebrate this Memorial Day by testing your students’ history smarts! We’ve unlocked BONUS Premium videos with pop quizzes, for a limited time only.
- What event sparked World War I?
- Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt took an iconic photo of crowds celebrating in New York’s Times Square, and a famous kiss between strangers. What was the event that caused the celebration depicted in the photo?
- The attack on Pearl Harbor caused the United States to enter which war?
Memorial Day Lesson Plan
This two-day lesson plan helps students deconstruct the events that led to World War 1 and think about the common threads behind military conflicts.
It includes: historical videos and slideshows, as well as links to pertinent writing such as the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae and the story of how poppies became the Flower of Remembrance. Click here to learn more.
Coming Up This Week on Channel One
It's our last week on the air! Make sure to tune in to the daily show at www.channelone.com for headlines, current events and the latest news for kids.
- Monday: we’ll reveal the top Next Big Thing of 2017
- Tuesday: we recap the biggest stories of your life (so far), Class of 2017
- Wednesday: the What Next? Series joins a pharmacy tech on the job
- Thursday: see how climate change takes a toll on penguins
- Friday: we take a look at a fundraiser that helps the children of a fallen vet
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