Our social studies curriculum includes the importance of Washington DC and its memorials and monuments, a topic also relevant to next week's President's Day holiday. The National Parks Service has a beautiful interactive site exploring the Lincoln Memorial. Students can take an interactive 360º tour of the memorial, navigating its attractions and reading about their importance. There is also a series of short films in which a number of Park Rangers describe why the Memorial is important to them. Overall, the site is a good context to explore information and use strategies to break it down, including key word generation and/or use of graphic organizers.