Objects of Memory
Students consider the importance of individual artifacts in memorializing important historic events. They read and evaluate an article discussing the removal of the last steel beam from the World Trade Center site.
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Music Evokes Memories and Emotions
Dim the lights, take a deep breath, and press play to explore the emotions and memories that music elicits. Class members begin using relaxation techniques designed to create a positive listening experience. As music plays, learners...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Ordinary Objects - Extraordinary Meaning
To some, a shoe may just be a shoe, but to others, that shoe symbolizes one of the most horrific tragedies in American history. Discuss how everyday objects can take on a new meaning as mementos of an event with a lesson about 9/11 and...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
History and Memory Worksheet
What is the difference between what we remember of the past and how that is eventually interpreted as history? After reading a quote that posits an answer to this question, learners complete a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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