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**INTRODUCTION - How to Look at Art**
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2-A Paul Revere
3-A Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
4-B Benjamin Franklin
10A Robert Shaw Memorial
FREEDOM & EQUALITY
20B Ladder for Booker T. Washington
9-B Abraham Lincoln
7-B The County Election
12B Allies Day
4-A Washington Crossing Delaware
18B Migrant Mother
10B Quilts 19th-20th C
8-A Looking Down Yosemite Valley
6-A American Flamingo
14B Brooklyn Bridge
13A Brooklyn Bridge
12B Allies Day
12-B Childe Hassam, Allies Day, May 1917, 1917 Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935), Allies Day, May 1917, 1917. Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 30 1/4 in. (92.7 x 76.8 cm.). Gift of Ethelyn McKinney in memory of her brother, Glenn Ford McKinney. Image © 2006 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Watch this BrainPop video about World War I:
Allies Day Resources
Ten-year-old Johnny eagerly plays at war with the army of nutcracker soldiers his toymaker father whittles for him. He demolishes imaginary foes. But in 1914 Germany looms as the real enemy of Europe, and all too soon Johnny's father is swept up in the war to end all wars. He proudly enlists with his British countrymen to fight at the front in France. The war, though, is nothing like what any soldier or person at home expected.
The letters that arrive from Johnny's dad reveal the ugly realities of combat --- and the soldiers he carves and encloses begin to bear its scars. Still, Johnny adds these soldiers to his armies of Huns, Tommies, and Frenchmen, engaging them in furious fights. But when these games seem to foretell his dad's real battles, Johnny thinks he possesses godlike powers over his wooden men. He fears he controls his father's fate, the lives of all the soldiers in no-man's land, and the outcome of the war itself.
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