Analyzing Richmond’s Monuments Virtual Program












Richmond’s monument landscape has changed quickly and dramatically recently. In this virtual program, students will be introduced to lesser known Richmond monuments, discuss the nature of public memory, consider how monument design has changed in recent history and engage in critical thinking related to this timely topic. Students will learn about the Lost Cause mythology and analyze primary sources related to the creation of the Robert E. Lee monument on Monument Avenue in 1890.

Program Objectives: The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by analyzing primary and secondary sources and evaluating current events and decisions in Richmond.


Program Type: school program
Grade(s): 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
SOL(s): VS.1, VS.8, USII, USII.3, USII.4, CE.1, VUS.1, VUS.7, GOVT.1, GOVT.3, GOVT.9