When And Why
This worksheet is a learning tool designed to engage students with key questions about Memorial Day, a significant national holiday in the United States. At the top, the worksheet prompts the learner to identify the month in which Memorial Day is observed, fostering awareness of its annual occurrence. The second question requires the student to recall that Memorial Day is uniquely scheduled on a specific day of the week, encouraging understanding of its timing. The final, and perhaps most crucial question asks why Memorial Day is celebrated, inviting students to reflect on the deeper meaning and purpose of the holiday, which is to honor the men and women who have given their lives in military service to the country.
The inclusion of an illustration featuring a soldier and a child contributes a personal dimension to the worksheet, subtly reminding students of the human relationships affected by the sacrifices honored on this day. This worksheet serves not only as a didactic tool for teaching historical facts but also as a prompt for deeper reflection on the values of service, sacrifice, and remembrance that underpin Memorial Day.