Monument Educational Resources

View of the modern-day carving at Stone Mountain in progress, undated

View of the modern-day carving at Stone Mountain in progress, undated.  Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center

In 2022, Atlanta History Center released its first documentary film, Monument. This film shares the story of the Stone Mountain carving, the largest Confederate monument in the world. To engage educators, students, and families in this story, Atlanta History Center has produced classroom, civic engagement, and family resources for young people from upper elementary to high school. Through these resources, Atlanta History Center aims to facilitate conversations and provide a deeper understanding of how legislation, history, and memory shape our communities.  

For years, Atlanta History Center staff have been involved with the history of the Stone Mountain carving. The institution worked with experts and those closest to the issue to explore the history of the Stone Mountain carving from various perspectives in creating the Monument documentary. The perspectives and subjects it addresses are important to foster critical thinking among younger audiences.  

As communicated in its Guiding Principles, a core value of Atlanta History Center is to connect viewers and visitors of different perspectives to engage in thoughtful reflection and conversation on difficult topics. In an age-appropriate and engaging way, these classroom lesson plans, civic engagement resources, and interactive family webpage invite a broader audience to join the conversation. 


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