Pulling Down the Statue

Pulling down the statue of George III by the Sons of Freedom

Overview

Students analyze, then compare and contrast primary source images to investigate the historical removal of a monument. Next students read articles to to investigate contemporary events related to statue removals, then write an op-ed article that links their study of the past to the present situation.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Art, Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

80-100 minutes

Topics

American Revolution, George III, memorials, monuments, Revolutionary War, statue removals, statues

Author

Primary Source Nexus

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