Memorial Day is celebrated annually in the US on the last Monday of May. It is a day to honor all Americans who have died serving their country. The US government recently requested that Americans offer a moment of silence on this day in order to pay respect to these brave men and women.
Learn some brief history about this American holiday through this podcast, which offers an audio preview of the reading from our ready-made lesson plan. Our Memorial Day lesson includes vocabulary review activities, a reading, comprehension questions, grammar review (lay vs. lie), pair work, and discussion questions. Students learn why President Barack Obama “took some heat” on Memorial Day in 2010.
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