ERIC Number: ED438207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Saint-Gaudens' Memorial to Shaw and the Fifty-Fourth. Lesson Plans.
Percoco, James A.
These lesson plans on Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial contain activities for grades 3-8 and activities for grades 9-12. It is recommended that before implementing the lesson plans teachers should familiarize themselves with pertinent information about Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment from the listed Web sites; consult the sources listed in the bibliography; and view the motion picture "Glory" and other documentaries dealing with the Massachusetts 54th Regiment. The student objectives are to understand the role of public commemorative sculpture; discuss the place of Augustus Saint-Gaudens in U.S. cultural history; utilize various kinds of primary source materials; determine the role of the African-American presence in the Civil War; understand how all of the arts can serve as catalysts for establishing historical context; and recognize how certain art forms represent enduring values and become classics. A selected bibliography contains 26 citations. (BT)
Descriptors: Art Education, Black History, Blacks, Civil War (United States), Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, Sculpture, Social Studies, United States History
National Gallery of Art, 4th St & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20565. Web site: http://www.nga.gov/feature/shaw/s6000.htm
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.