Visiting History: Monuments and Memorials

Teachers in the 2011-2012 Unveiling History TAH project explored the idea of teaching with monuments and memorials as primary sources.

George Mason Memorial

Dr. Christopher Hamner and Dr. Michael O’Malley introduce the idea of reading memorials as primary sources.

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

Dr. Christopher Hamner and Dr. Michael O’Malley discuss the importance of analyzing the Grant memorial and considering it as a memorial and as public art.

World War II Memorial

Dr. Christopher Hamner and Dr. Michael O’Malley discuss the World War II memorial. A comparison with the Vietnam War memorial is critical in understanding it’s significance, design, and location.