Visiting History: World War II Memorial

Teachers in the 2011-2012 TAH program explored the idea of teaching with monuments and memorials as primary sources

World War II Memorial: Part I

Dr. Christopher Hamner discusses the construction of the World War II memorial. A comparison with the Vietnam War memorial is critical in understanding its significance, design, and location.

World War II Memorial: Part II

Describing characteristics. What details do you first notice about the World War II memorial? How do these details help characterize the event?

World War II Memorial: Part III

Interacting with a memorial. Dr. Hamner encourages teachers to think about other possible designs for the World War II memorial. There are a number of war memorials throughout Washington, D.C., each conveying a different message and tone. What aspects of the memorial are designed specifically for different audiences?

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