Lincoln Memorial Walking Tour in 4K (WWII, Lincoln & Vietnam Veterans Memorials) -- Washington, D.C.
Lesson Plan: Unveiling the Legacy: A Revealing Walking Tour of the Lincoln Memorial
Grade Level: K-12
Objective: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to explore the historical significance and symbolic importance of the Lincoln Memorial through a virtual walking tour, and gain a deeper understanding of Abraham Lincoln's impact on American history.
Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.7.3: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
- Access to the internet or library resources
- Paper and pencils
1. Introduction (5 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by asking students about their knowledge of Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial.
- Show pictures or videos of the Lincoln Memorial to engage students' interest and curiosity.
2. Research and Discussion (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to research and find information about Abraham Lincoln, the historical context of his presidency, and the significance of the Lincoln Memorial.
- Encourage students to explore topics such as Lincoln's impact on the abolition of slavery, his leadership during the Civil War, and the symbolism of the Lincoln Memorial.
- Allow students to discuss their findings in small groups or pairs.
3. Virtual Walking Tour (15 minutes):
- Guide students through a virtual walking tour of the Lincoln Memorial, using online resources or multimedia presentations.
- Highlight key features, architectural details, and historical events associated with the Lincoln Memorial, such as the famous speeches delivered there.
4. Class Discussion (10 minutes):
- Lead a class discussion on the main ideas and key details explored during the virtual walking tour.
- Analyze the interactions between Abraham Lincoln, the historical events of his time, and the symbolic importance of the Lincoln Memorial.
- Encourage students to share their thoughts on how these ideas and individuals influenced each other.
5. Reflection and Wrap-up (5 minutes):
- Have students individually write a short paragraph reflecting on what they learned from the lesson and their thoughts on the Lincoln Memorial as a symbol of American history.
- Allow a few students to share their reflections with the class, if time permits.
Common Core Labels Correlations:
Take a walk in 4K along the National Mall as we stroll from the World War II Memorial to the Lincoln Memorial; and then proceed on to the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Washington Monument. It was a beautiful day in DC so I hope you enjoy the video.00:10 WWII Memorial06:03 Stroll along the Reflecting Pool14:48 The Reflecting Pool16:37 Approaching the Lincoln Memorial18:21 Entering the Lincoln Memorial21:28 Walking the perimeter of the Lincoln Memorial28:34 Korean War Memorial36:17 Ducks in the Reflecting Pool38:16 The Three Soldiers Statue39:40 Vietnam Veterans Memorial44:20 Vietnam Women's Memorial48:19 Ducks in the lake52:44 Lots of geese and ducks 56:23 Close up of geese eating grass59:40 Approaching WWII Memorial 1:04:05 Approaching the Washington Monument1:08:02 Walking close to the Washington Monument