Presentation on theme: "Washington D. C. Our Nation’s Capital"— Presentation transcript:
1Washington D. C. Our Nation’s Capital Monuments and memorials are built to honor or remember a person or group of people. These people changed our history and shaped our nation. These monuments were built so that future generations would remember how our country was formed. Let’s take a closer look at some of the monuments and important landmarks in Washington D.C.tietleWhy is Washington D.C. located here?Who is Washington D.C. named after?
2Click here to listen to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia American SymbolsAmerican FlagClick here to listen to theStar Spangled Banner.United States SealLiberty Bell in PhiladelphiaBald EagleAmerican symbolsClick here to view aslide show set to theNational Anthem being sung.
3Other American Symbols MoreStatue of LibertyMount RushmoreSt. Louis Gateway ArchAmerica’s National ParksMore American symbolsMoreAmericanSymbolsMORE
4The White House Click here to take a virtual tour of the White House The White House is where the President lives and works. It is located on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Every President has lived here except George Washington.
5The White House Movies of the rooms found in the White House A tour of the artwork found in the White HouseAn eagle spotting expedition in the White House
6Take a virtual tour of the Capitol Building The Capitol of the United States houses the legislative branch of government. From the center there is a building on either side. One for the House of Representatives and one for the Senate. Do you know what they do here?View of the Capitol building from the air.Capitol BuildingTake a virtual tour of the Capitol BuildingKids Tour
7This statue called the Armed Forces sits atop the dome of the Capitol. Capitol BuildingDuring the War of 1812, the British troops burned down the building. Thankfully it started to rain and put the fire out. The building was then rebuilt and a statue was added.Capitol building 2This statue called the Armed Forces sits atop the dome of the Capitol.How a billbecomes a lawSchoolhouseRockVideo
8Take a virtual tour of George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon Washington MonumentThe Washington Monument was built as a memorial to George Washington, first President of the United States.Washington MonumentThe reflecting pool lies between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.Take a virtual tour of George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon
9Take a virtual tour of the This monument was started in 1843 however, it had to be postponed. Can you tell where they stopped and started building again after the Civil War? This is the way it looked for 25 yrs! \ There are 50 flags around the base of the monument. Can you guess why?Washington Monument 2Take a virtual tour of theWashington Monument.
10Declaration of Independence. Jefferson MemorialJefferson MemorialThis memorial was built for Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States and the author of theDeclaration of Independence.
11Inside the Jefferson Memorial There is a bronze statue 19 feet tall on a 6 foot slab of Minnesota granite. Quotations from the Declaration of Independence are engraved on the walls inside.Jefferson statueClick here for Virtual Tour
12Virtual Tour of outside memorial Lincoln MemorialVirtual Tour of outside memorialThis memorial was built as a tribute to President Abraham Lincoln and the nation he fought to preserve during the Civil War. It has 36 Doric columns, one for each state at the time of Lincoln’s death.Lincoln Memorial
13Inside the Lincoln Memorial President Lincoln is made of marble and is 19 feet tall. He sits both gentle and powerful, with one hand clenched for when our country was at war, and the other relaxed for times of peace.Lincoln StatueTake a virtual tour of theLincoln Memorial
14World War ll Memorial(Photo by Richard Latoff)View from the Washington MonumentWW II MemorialThis memorial was built to honor the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.
15World War ll MemorialField of 4,000 Gold Stars honors more than 400,000 lives lost during the warThere are 50 pillars surrounding a beautiful fountain.WW II Memorial 2Visit the official website.(Photos by Richard Latoff)
16Original photograph by Joe Rosenthal Iwo Jima MonumentIt's the world's tallest bronze statue. It's stands 78 feet high. A cloth flag flies from the pole.These 5 marines were pictured raising the American Flag after the deadly battle on an island off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean.Original photograph by Joe RosenthalIwoThe monument is dedicated to the 6,821 Americans who died at Iwo Jima during WWII in Japan.
17Vietnam Veterans Memorial The V-shaped memorial consists of two, 250-ft walls of black granite and was designed by an architect from Ohio. The walls are inscribed with the names of the more than 58,000 U.S. men and women who were killed or missing in the Vietnam War.Vietnam Veterans MemorialThis monument is in the shape of a “V.” Can you guess why? There are 3 possibilities.Take a virtual tour of theVietnam VeteransMemorial Wall
18Korean War Veterans Memorial Click here for Virtual TourKorean War MemorialThis memorial consists of 19 larger-than-life U.S. ground troopers equipped for battle, moving toward an American flag. Photographs of real soldiers were used to carve the faces into the granite.
19Arlington National Cemetery Arlington National CemeteryVeterans from all the nation's wars are buried in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through Operation Iraqi Freedom. There are 260,000 people buried here.Arlington National CemetryClick here to visit their official website.
20Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Located in the Arlington National Cemetery The unknown soldiers buried here represent the missing and unknown service members for four different wars. Being buried at Arlington gives families a place to grieve and pray.Tomb of the Unknown SoldierThe Honor Guard stands watch over their graves, ensuring they rest in peace. These Americans have not only given their lives, but their identities for our freedom and way of life.
21Map of the Washington D. C. Area Google Earth TourInteractive MapClick here to go tothe interactive map.
22Websites Used American Symbols Star Spangled Banner Sung Star Spangled Banner SungThe White HouseCapital Building TourVirtual Tours of MonumentsWorld War II WebsiteArlington National CemeteryInteractive Map (1994 version)Websites