Teaching the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier webinar - January 26, 2021
6 months ago
Historians from Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) will be hosted by the National World War I Museum and Memorial on January 26, 2021 at 7:00pm where they will talk about the new educational module on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Please join them us for an introduction to the importance of this commemoration in its centennial year and an exploration of the new module of the ANC Education Program focused on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. A brief module demonstration will be featured along with guidance on adaptations and a Q/A session. All module materials are easy to access and use whether you are learning at home or teaching in a classroom. Lesson plans tie directly to national and state social studies standards. They each support skills in primary source analysis, perspective taking, and historical interpretation.
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You can find other modules by visiting the ANC Education Program (arlingtoncemetery.mil)
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Did you know?
Has anyone ever tried to get past the Tomb guards, or attempted to deface the Tomb?
Yes, that is the reason why we now guard the Tomb. Back in the early 1920's, we didn't have guards and the Tomb looked much different. It was flat at ground level without the 70 ton marble 'cap'. People often came to the cemetery in those days and a few actually used the Tomb as a picnic area, likely because of the view. Soon after in 1925, they posted a civilian guard. In 1926, a US Army soldier was posted during cemetery hours. On July 1, 1937 guard duty was expanded to the 24 hour watch. Since then, the ceremony has evolved throughout the years to what you see today. Today, most of the challenges faced by the Sentinels are tourists who are speaking too loudly or attempting to get a better picture (by entering the post).