Nelson Learns About Memorial Day

Join Nelson as he learns the importance of Memorial Day in this life skills story designed to help middle and high school students improve social skills. Using the power of storytelling, Nora teaches Nelson the significance of Memorial Day and its origins after the American Civil War. This social narrative will engage your students with age-appropriate graphics, relatable dialog, and real-world scenarios.

Number of Pages: 6   File Format: PDF (color and black-and-white)  Grade Levels: 7th – 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool


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  • This life skills worksheet teaches students the importance of Memorial Day and how to honor those who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military.
  • The story uses simple and clear language to explore the traditions of decorating graves with flowers and flags to show respect and gratitude.
  • They learn about Memorial Day becoming an official federal holiday in 1971, granting everyone a day off to honor the fallen soldiers.
  • Students can use this life skills story to brainstorm ways to actively honor and show appreciation to those who sacrificed their lives, such as volunteering, participating in community service, or supporting organizations that assist veterans and their families.
  • This life and social skills story can be utilized as a supplement to a curriculum or as an independent resource.
  • This worksheet contains step-by-step instructions, reading comprehension questions to reinforce learning and collect data, an answer key, age-appropriate graphics, real-world examples, and ideas for implementation.
Why Use

This resource is designed to help teens and adults develop independent living skills in various settings, such as home, school, work, or the community.

Intended User

This life skills resource can be used by parents, caregivers, special education teachers, therapists, clinicians, and coaches to promote independence in teens and adults.

Where to Use

This life skills resource is ideal for middle and high schools, at-home learning, life skills programs, one-on-one therapy, adult transition programs, social skills groups, adult day centers, and autism life skill centers.


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