Statue of Freedom and Philip Reid Primary Source Lesson

This primary source exploration focuses on the statue atop the Dome of the U.S. Capitol. More than 19 feet tall and cast in bronze, its name is Freedom. American artist Thomas Crawford sculpted Freedom from plaster at his studio in Rome, Italy. Crawford created three designs.

Grades

11, 12, 8, 9, 10

Teaching Strategies

Analysis, Individual Work