ERIC Number: ED472004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
World War II Memorial Learning Activities.
Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
These learning activities can help students get the most out of a visit to the Tennessee World War II Memorial, a group of ten pylons located in Nashville (Tennessee). Each pylon contains informational text about the events of World War II. The ten pylons are listed as: (1) "Pylon E-1--Terror: America Enters the War against Fascism, June 1940"; (2) "Pylon E-2--Conviction: Miracle of War Production, January 1942"; (3) "Pylon E-3: Courage: Striking Fortress Europe, June 1943"; (4) "Pylon E-4--Triumph: Liberating Europe, June 1944"; (5) "Pylon E-5--Gratitude: The Price of Victory, May 1945"; (6) "Pylon W-1--Outrage: Remember Pearl Harbor, December 1941"; (7) "Pylon W-2--Resolved: Rally to Arms, January 1942"; (8) "Pylon W-3--Valor: Turning the Tide in the Pacific, May 1942"; (9)"Pylon W-4--Fortitude: Striking the Japanese Home Islands, May 1944"; and (10) "Pylon W-5--Victory: Defeat of Imperial Japan, September 1945." Each pylon learning activity contains state instructional objectives; provides extensive pre-visit, on-site, and extension activities; and lists additional resources (books, computer technology, videodisc, Web sites, and films). Many of the unit's learning activities can be used in general units on World War II and U.S. history without traveling to visit the memorial. (BT)
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Historical Interpretation, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History, World War II
Tennessee Department of Education, Office of Curriculum and Instruction, Andrew Johnson Tower--5th Floor, 710 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN 37243-0379. Tel: 615-532-6300; Fax: 615-532-8536. For full text: http://www.state.tn.us/education/ci/ciwwii/cipylonlessons.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Nashville)