Examining Monuments as Cultural Expression

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Entire group


4 hours

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Created by Dr. J. Peter Moore and Dr. Rosanne Altstatt, Purdue University, John Martinson Honors College.

This activity was submitted by Dr. J. Peter Moore in fulfillment of the requirements of the Intercultural Pedagogy Grant program. 

This activity was created for an Honors College study abroad course on monuments and monument removal in the US and German contexts. 

If used in a study abroad context, this assignment can be adapted to the destination site. Instructors will need to create a list of site-specific resources to share with students.

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