This is Memorial Day weekend here in the United States. Monday is actually Memorial Day. Students often confuse the origin and purpose of Memorial Day with those of Veterans Day. The following videos can help students understand the origins and meanings of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
The Meaning of Memorial Day is a two minute video covering the origins of the holiday in the United States. The video is embedded below.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers the following video overview of the history of Memorial Day.
Jocko Willink isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I enjoy his podcast and found this video that he released two years ago to be quite moving.
To find more resources for teaching about Memorial Day, visit Larry Ferlazzo’s list of resources.
Try using EDpuzzle to add questions into these videos and distribute them to your students.