It’s Thursday, May 26, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)
Discover the history and original intent of Memorial Day with this website maintained by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
When arriving at today’s link, read an overview of the history of Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day. Discover the reason why red poppies are worn, what the National Moment of Remembrance is, and more.
After reading about the history, learn more about the traditional observances on Memorial Day by selecting the “Observance” link. Dig deeper by selecting “Resources” to discover:
- Speeches, Essays, Articles
- Poetry, Prayers, Lyrics
- Presidential Remarks
- Patriotic Melodies
This simple website provides a solid background into understanding the purpose of celebrating Memorial Day.