Language Arts
  • Epitaphs
True Tombstone Epitaphs
The Epitaph Browser A collection of epitaphs, both of the famous and of the obscure. Part of City of the Silent, the Web's foremost cemeteries site.
Original order
Writing an Epitaph
Reader's Guide (pdf)

The Graveyard Book read by author Neil Gaiman
  • Immortality
Tuck Everlasting (novel by Natalie Babbitt

Living Forever (picture book by Peter Reynolds)
  • Obituaries
The Final Word (cross-curricular lesson plan)
  • Research
  • Creative writing prompts

  • Graphing population, death rates, names
  • Mapping gravesites in local cemeteries
  • Costs of funerals and headstones
  • Surveys
  • Statistics


Social Studies

  • Create/add to a digital portfolio
  • Collaborative projects
  • Global connections
  • Creation of memorials and how they have changed through history (including modern concepts like engraved photos and audio components)

Visual/Performing Arts

Service Projects

Other Resources:

  • From CSI Webquest