Monuments And Memorials
Students develop a public presentation about the person, group, or idea that they are studying. Monuments usually commemorate important people or events and are intended to inspire visitors to remember the example of the subject of the memorial.
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"It was my view then, and still is, that you don't make war without knowing why." Remembering Vietnam is a powerful resource. The essential questions, the activities, the readings, the materials examined all seek to provide learners with...
11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Collective Memory and the Re-imagining of Monuments
Using the variety of videos, articles, and other materials provided here, class members explore the importance of monuments, historical narratives, and shared memory. After reading and participating in a Socratic seminar, pupils choose a...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comparing War Monuments in North and South Korea
Students compare war monuments of North and South Korea. For this Korean history lesson, students compare and contrast images of the war monuments in both countries. Students analyze the message behind the monuments as they complete a...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Monument Please, For the Big Cheese
Students research a President from the United States. In this United States history lesson, students read about their selected President and record interesting facts. Students design a monument for the President they researched.
3rd - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Memory and Legacy: Building Monuments and Memorials
Students analyze the reasons why groups build monuments and memorials. Using the Holocaust as an example, they reflect on issues that are addressed in monuments related to it. They create a monument of their own and write an essay about...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History
Looking at Portraits: Literary Monuments
Examine artwork, research literature, and create art pieces for a monument to a literary figure. Young scholars analyze the sculpture Model for a Monument to Alexandre Dumas père and compare it to other well-known monuments. They...
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts