The lesson will present students with the artwork by artists Maya Lin and Fredrick Hart. Within this lesson, students will be given background information about the Cold War and Vietnam War including the reason for our involvement and the political and social ramifications that came about from the war. We will discuss the importance that the visual imagery through television had on public opinion. Students will then look at Maya Lin’s “Vietnam Veterans Memorial” initially. Once finished, we will discuss the political and public reasons for the installation of “Three Soldiers,” which is a more traditional, realistic statue. Students will compare and contrast the two, and eventually focus on the intention and ramifications of a public monument based on aesthetics, conceptualization and public opinion in this integrated lesson plan.
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