Students will design an original idea for a new monument to be placed in Washington D.C., create a video that teaches about a selected American holiday and watch a video to learn about the history of Memorial Day and Labor Day.
View the video History of Memorial Day from the History Channel.
Objective: Students will design a new monument honoring a person or event of their choice, to be placed in Washington D.C.
Objective: Students will work in groups to create a video designed to teach viewers about an American holiday
Objective: Students will view a video about the history of Labor Day and respond in writing to a selection of prompts
21st Century Core Content
Government and Civics
21st Century Themes
21st Century Skills
Work Creatively With Others
Collaborate with Others
Be Self-directed Learners
Interact Effectively with Others
Work Effectively in Diverse Teams
Guide and Lead Others
Be Responsible to Others