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Students analyze ancient sculpture and determine its success in conveying aspects of war and military sacrifice through the ages.
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Art to Zoo: Memorials: Art for Remembering
Students examine how people from different societies and cultures remember those whom they have lost. In this instructional activity students analyze memorials from around the world, create their own, and find memorials that they have...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Everyday Heroes and Heroines
Can someone wake up as an ordinary citizen and become a hero later in the day? Middle schoolers discuss the everyday heroes and heroines of 9/11, including their acts of bravery and sacrifice. Individuals then create a children's book to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Power of Remembrance
On every July 4th, we watch fireworks and celebrate our independence, but how is the history of the American Revolution preserved? Four social studies lesson guide learners through different memorials, commemorative objects, and restored...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The First African American Regiment
Young historians examine a memorial sculpture of the first African American regiment in the Civil War, and then compare how the experiences of the regiment are portrayed in letters and poetry, as well as in the motion picture, Glory.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Walking by the Wall: A Virtual Trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Students study about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. They express and share their thoughts and attitudes toward wars. They listen to a picture book about the Wall and read an introductory text about the Vietnam
6th - 8th Social Studies & History