WASHINGTON, D.C. Historic Landmarks and Monuments
Performance Expectations At the end of this lesson, you will: Recognize some of the major landmarks in Washington, DC and be able to match the pictures to the names. Compare and contrast two of the landmarks by creating a Venn diagram with at least five facts about each landmark and three facts that they have in common. Demonstrate the mastery of the facts of one of the major landmarks through a poster presentation. The presentation will include at least two pictures and five facts about the landmark.
Washington, DC Washington DC is the capital of the United States. It is located along the Potomac River. *Washington DC
National Landmarks On the next few slides, you will see five of the most famous landmarks in Washington, DC. In order to learn more about each of these landmarks, you are to click on each one of them and read about it as well as follow the links to a tour. As you move through each tour, be sure to have your learning logs in front of you so that you can make some notes.
Washington, DC In Washington, DC, there are many historic landmarks. Some of those landmarks are: The White House The Washington Monument The Lincoln Memorial The Jefferson Memorial The US Capitol Building Quiz
The White House The White House is the home of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Presidential Blvd. John Adams, the second president of the United States, was the first president to live here. You can find out more information at : http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids/tours http://tourofdc.org/tours/WhiteHouse/ Click to go to any one of the following: Washington Monument Lincoln MemorialWashington Monument Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial US Capitol Building QuizJefferson Memorial US Capitol Building Quiz
The United States Capitol Building The United States Capitol building is the home of the United States Congress. This is where laws are made. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are in this building. The Senate has 100 members and the House of Representatives has 435 members. You can find more information at: http://www.senate.gov/vtour/index.html http://www.tourofdc.org/tours/USCapitol Click to go to any of the following: White House Jefferson Memorial Lincoln Memorial Washington Monument Quiz
The Washington Monument The Washington Monument was built to honor George Washington who was the first president of the United States. Its shape is called an “obelisk”. It stands 555 feet tall. You can take an elevator to the top or climb the 897 steps all the way up and down. You can find more information at: http://tourofdc.org/tours/monuments/washington-monument/ http://www.nps.gov/wamo/home.htm Click to go to any one of the following: White House Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial White House Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial US Capitol QuizUS Capitol Quiz
The Jefferson Memorial The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson who was the third president of the United States. He also was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. The memorial sits on a body of water known as the Tidal Basin of the Potomac River. You can find more information at: http://www.tourofdc.org/monuments/jefferson-memorial http://www.nps.gov/thje/ Click to go to any one of the following: Washington Monument Lincoln MemorialWashington Monument Lincoln Memorial White House US Capitol Building QuizWhite House US Capitol Building Quiz
The Lincoln Memorial The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated to Abraham Lincoln who was the sixteenth president of the United States. The memorial has a large sculpture of Lincoln seated in a chair. Among the many items around the walls of the memorial are Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, given right here in Pennsylvania, and paintings of various events in Lincoln’s life. Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford Theater in April of 1863. Find out more at: http://www.tourofdc.org/monuments/lincoln-memorial http://www.nps.gov/linc/memorial/memorial.htm Click to go to any one of the following: Washington Monument White House Jefferson Memorial US Capitol Building Quiz
Click on the correct name of the building. When you hear the applause, you will know it is correct. Jefferson Memorial White House US Capitol Building US Capitol Building Lincoln Memorial Washington Monument White House Lincoln Memorial Jefferson Memorial Lincoln Memorial US Capitol Building Washington Monument White House Jefferson Memorial US Capitol Building Click to go to back to any one of the following: Washington Monument Lincoln Memorial White House Capitol Building Jefferson Memorial
Other Assessments Venn Diagram Go to the Social Studies center and pick up a Venn Diagram. Take it back to your table and follow the directions at the top. Place it in the Venn box when you are finished. Poster Presentation Go to the Art Center and pick up the directions for the poster as well as any materials that you need. Go back to your table and work on the poster. When you are finished, place it on the back table. End Show