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ERIC Number: EJ926788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Changing Faces: Your State Hero in the U.S. Capitol
Denenberg, Dennis
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v23 n4 p4-9 Mar-Apr 2011
As anyone in the classroom knows, connecting historical learning to a real situation magnifies that learning tremendously. Helping students understand that they can indeed play a role in policymaking is invaluable. In this article, the author invites young students to consider weighing the importance of different historical figures--and possibly proposing a new statue in the U.S. Capitol to represent their state. Creating a new statue would require a lot of work and money, but anyone can begin the investigation. The author suggests a visit to the National Statuary Hall website to learn how to start, at This website is a valuable resource for many classroom activities relating to heroes and geography, state history, and representative government. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States