February 15th, 2021

Elementary School Resource: The First African American Regiment by NGA


Elementary School Resource

The First African American Regiment by NGA

Students will be introduced to the first African American Regiment that fought in the Civil War through a memorial sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. They will compare and contrast the experiences of these soldiers through their portrayal in letters, films (the motion picture, Glory, and a documentary film), and poetry, before writing their own poem using the sculpture as their inspiration.

Related NY State Academic Standards: NAS.VA.Re7.2.7.a, NAS.VA.Cn11.1.7.a, ARTS.VA.I.3.1.C and more!

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