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ERIC Number: ED438207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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)
National Gallery of Art, 4th St & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20565. Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.