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Teaching Robert E. Lee was not the George Washington of his time. But a lot ties them together

Robert E. Lee was not the George Washington of his time. But a lot ties them together

If we tear down statues of Robert E. Lee, does that mean we should tear down statues of George Washington? We ask an expert.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>More Than Stones & Symbols (Text 3)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set that encourages dialogue and critical reflection about how Confederate symbols continue to influence society today. Both George Washington and Robert E. Lee were military commanders in early U.S. history. However, one is widely considered a hero and many see the other is seen as a villain. This article provides historical context about both of these men and explores how our memories of the past influence choices and beliefs in the present. Encourage students to con

Ann M. Simmons
Los Angeles Times

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Even if a leader is not perfect, is it still important to preserve their legacy and memory?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.3 - People & Events, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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