#CelebrateWithDE – Memorial Day


This Memorial Day, honor the members of the military and especially those who have given their lives in service to our country. Use Discovery Education’s Content Collection and special Celebrate with DE video to give students a deep understanding of the meaning and celebration of the holiday. Then, dive into the specific resources we’ve selected to explain some of the ways we honor and remember people and their contributions and sacrifices.

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Content Collection:
Memorial Day

Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook, and Math Techbook
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Rsources

Celebrate Memorial Day in the United States This holiday was created to honor those who fought in the U.S. Civil War. Today, we remember all those who have served our country.

Learn and Celebrate

Celebrate with DE: Memorial Day
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, Social Studies Techbook, Math Techbook
Grades 6-8, Glossary Term

Explores the history of Memorial Day, a federal holiday honoring those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
Memorial Day Parades
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, Video Segment

Highlights how Memorial Day parades and wreath-laying ceremonies are held around the country.
Soldiers’ National Cemetery – Gettysburg National Military Park
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

A photograph of Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg National Military Park.
The Purple Heart
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Profiles the history of the Purple Heart, an award given to any service member who is wounded or killed in action.


Use the Memorial Day Discussion Questions from the Memorial Day Parades (Canadian Version) video segment to quiz your students about their knowledge of this holiday. Try the strategy The Question Is (Canadian Version) or Myth Bustin’ (Canadian Version) from our Spotlight on Strategies series and make it a true celebration. Don’t forget to post special moments from your work on social media using #CelebrateWithDE!

Interested in joining classrooms around the world to Celebrate holidays year round? Check out our Timely Content Page for our Virtual Viewing Parties and more Instructional Strategies.


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