I live about four hours from Washington, D.C. The city is full of wonderful monuments for just about anything and everything. Some are fascinating, some are informative, some entertaining, and many extremely solemn.
Behind every monument is a story. I have had the privilege to travel and visit many countries, and the one thing that all countries have are monuments. And every monument tells a story.
Monuments could definitely inspire an authentic project. A monument might inspire a student to research more about the person or event that the monument honors. It might inspire a project about constructing monuments. Or it might inspire a student created monument to a person or event that a student wishes to honor. Lots of jumping off points.
*If you look closely at the picture of the Washington Monument at the bottom of this blog, you will notice the color of the stone changes about one-third of the way up…Why? Interesting authentic story to research…