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The Wall by Eve Bunting

I have used this book with adults and elementary students. It is a very moving story of a young man and his father's visit to the wall. They are looking for his grandfather's name on the wall. This book is very significant given our recent wars and military actions. Purchase the The Wall from Amazon.com.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is more than a day off of school or the day the beaches open It is a day to remember all the men and women who have made sacrifices so we can be free. The time before Memorial Day is a great time to review what this holiday represents. Invite a veteran into your classroom to talk about what the day means to him or her. Read the The Wall by Eve Bunting and ask your students to write what they think Memorial day would mean to the main characters in this picture book.

Lessons about Memorial Day
Five lessons on teaching about Memorial Day including one lesson that uses Eve Bunting's book The Wall.

Pictures from the Wall
A personal collection of photographs taken at the Vietnam Memorial.

The Virtual Wall
An extensive site about the Vietnam Memorial. You can search for names on The Wall and see brief bio's of the men and women whose names are on The Wall.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page
Contains slide shows, list of all names on the wall by birth date, year killed, and by searching. A very good resource.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Statues and Memorials: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Resources for grades 3-5. Contains background material and pictures.

Operation Dear Abbey
Send an e-mail to service men and women serving in our armed forces.

WWII Memorial
This monument is being built and will be dedicated in 2004,

Korean War Veterans Memorial
Background information and pictures. The site is designed for grades 3-5.

Washington Monument

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