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Statue of Liberty and Symbolism

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection includes a variety of representations of the Statue of Liberty--as a protest object, on an environmental campaign poster, on a postage stamp, and as a symbol used on patterned clothing. In small groups, learners will apply three scaffolded Visible Thinking Routines to a resource of their choice. First, they will use a "See, Think, Wonder" thinking routine to note their observations and interpretations as well as anything about which they are curious. Next, they will analyze the resource using the "Layers" thinking routine. As an optional step, they could also consider the artist or creator of the object's point of view/perspective in creating the resource, with the "Step Inside" thinking routine. Finally, they will create an artwork or representation that depicts a cause that is important to a community of which they are a member.

A final item from the American Jewish Historical Society includes information on a student contest running from September 2019 until May 2020, where students create a new poem based on Emma Lazarus' s"New Colossus" on the Statue of Liberty.

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Miss Liberty Celebration

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lady Liberty of 1953 to 1962?

Smithsonian American Art Museum

papier-mache statue of liberty

National Museum of American History

Statue of Liberty

Smithsonian American Art Museum

[Statue of Liberty]

Anacostia Community Museum

Statue of Liberty Hanukkah Lamp, 1986

National Museum of American History

"House the Homeless" (Statue of Libery)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Earth Day '91 New York City

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Woman's ensemble

National Museum of African Art

Statue of Liberty

Smithsonian American Art Museum

World Solidarity with Puerto Rico

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

16c Head, Statue of Liberty single

National Postal Museum

3c Statue of Liberty single

National Postal Museum

See/Think/Wonder: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Layers: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

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Ashley Naranjo