Scholars will reflect on the meaning of Memorial Day. Scholars will review websites and a video about the origin of the holiday. Scholars will be able to contribute to a class presentation about the Medal of Honor and share one of the citations that they find significant.
STUDENTS WILL ENTER THE CLASS QUIETLY AND BEGIN WORKING!
Scholars will sign into Google and READ ALL DIRECTIONS on the class Assignment site. Scholars will watch an instructional video about the origins of the Memorial Day holiday, and will answer a Constructed Response on Google Classroom. Scholars will then browse the citations and historical documents on the referenced website. Scholars must add a slide to the class project and follow all directions described there.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE TODAY!
Standards Covered In This Class
PA 3.7.7 & 11 Section C / ISTE 2011
CSTA Tied With Common Core ELA/Math rev. 2011
Today please follow the directions below. After our viewing of the video in class, you will answer the Constructed Response on your Google Classroom Page for credit.
Watch the following Memorial Day Tribute Video:
Please read the following post and write a short reflection (2-3 Paragraphs) on your Google Classroom Page:
|"3rd Herd" Prior To MFO Deployment (Ft. Lewis, WA)|
"Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime."
Use the following links to find out more about this special holiday, and why you should be thankful for the sacrifices made on your behalf. We are not a perfect nation, but the blood of a few has been given so we can enjoy the freedoms we have. Always Remember!
MEDAL OF HONOR PROJECT:
Please go to the following link (http://www.history.army.mil/moh/). You will be able to choose the period in history you would like to know more about. I would like you to pick one Medal of Honor winner from history. Look through them carefully. Once you have identified one Medal of Honor citation to work with, you will be required to post it to our Google Document that is Shared:
I would like you to add a slide to this presentation. You will OPEN YOUR OWN GOOGLE PRESENTATION AND CREATE A SINGLE SLIDE TO INCLUDE IN THIS PROJECT. YOU MUST CREATE THE SLIDE WITH THE DIRECTIONS LISTED ON THE PROJECT PRESENTATION AND EMAIL ME YOUR SLIDE WHEN IT IS COMPLETED. I WILL COPY AND PASTE YOUR SLIDE INTO THE OVERALL PROJECT FOR CREDIT. Make sure you find a picture of the person you found, a link to that person's citation page, and a thoughtful reason why you picked them. I will publish this document for everyone to see so make sure your name and class period is on it as well.
Make sure you spend some time thinking about those who gave all for you to live in a country that is free and has opportunity that is found no where else. Thanks for your time and effort with this project!
- Mr. S