Art of the American Soldier: Stories from the Soldiers

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The impact of war is deep and profound. Moving paintings, along with brief narrations from veteran artists and other former soldiers, show scholars how the cost of war is paid for years to come. Individuals dive deeper into the artwork to get the bigger picture by using included worksheets.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners examine the effects of war on soldiers by analyzing the included paintings
  • View the videos to consider how the artwork reflects broader wartime experiences
Classroom Considerations

  • Some descriptions of death and violence are graphic
  • While not required, knowledge of the conflicts involved would enhance pupil understanding
Pros

  • Included artwork is intriguing and vivid
  • Videos contextualize the artwork in the broader experience of wars
Cons

  • None