Teaching the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier webinar - January 26, 2021
9 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?
How long does the Sentinel hesitate after the facing movement to begin the return walk? Is the rifle carried on the same shoulder all the time?
The Sentinel does not execute an about face, rather they stop on the 21st step, then turn and face the Tomb for 21 seconds. They then turn to face back down the mat, change the weapon to the outside shoulder, mentally count off 21 seconds, then step off for another 21 step walk down the mat. They face the Tomb at each end of the 21 step walk for 21 seconds. The Sentinel then repeats this over and over until the the Guard Change ceremony begins.