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Teacher Resources by Grade
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Wartime Poetry: Working With Similes
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 45-minute sessions|
London, United Kingdom
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  November 11
Students write biographical poems about a soldier.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 29
Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. In addition to having celebrations with family and friends, many people visit cemeteries and memorials and place flags on the grave sites of fallen servicemen and women.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  December 7
Students use the Interactive Venn Diagram to compare the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the attacks on America on September 11, 2001.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 24
Students practice and refine research skills by visiting the Library of Congress website and conducting a research project.
Grades 8 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 29
Students examine imagery in the work of Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 11
Students write about the name "Patriot Day" and how it marks the anniversary of a huge disaster. An alternative assignment could be to ask students to record their reflections about 9/11.