Art of the American Soldier: War Stories

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This lesson encourages students to deepen their appreciation of war art through watching and listening to veteran war experiences. Students are then asked to point out details in the artwork they had not previously noticed before listening to the veteran war stories.

Please use the link below for the easiest access to the videos in the lesson plan.

Image credit: “Movies” by Paul Sample, 1943, World War II. Oil on Canvas.

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November 2019
Links do not work 11/10/2019
November 2019
Thank you for your comment, Amalio! I am with the Share My Lesson team. Sorry to hear that the video links in the lesson did not work for you, but if you click on the link above that says "Link to website and videos" it will take you directly to the National Constitution Center's web page that contains these videos. I also am including the link here for your convenience:
November 2017
I couldn't open any of the video links