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Memorials, Statues, and Monuments to George Washington

An activity uses images of George Washington's statues to compare how they represent different aspects of his life. Scholars complete a worksheet based on their findings and then share as a group how they would construct a new memorial for the first president of the United States. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Compare the statue of President Washington to that of President Lincoln
  • Have learners design a new statue to celebrate George Washington
Classroom Considerations
  • The activity requires Internet access to complete 
Pros
  • The activity provides whole-class and group time 
  • Activity is perfect to end a unit on the Revolutionary War 
Cons
  • None