History · The Unraveled Teacher

Recommended Video for the Anniversary of the Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima

February 23, 1945 was the date the iconic photograph by Joe Rosenthal was taken. The photo of six Marines hoisting up the heavy flag pole would become the most reproduced photograph in history.

By Joe Rosenthal – https://www.apnews.com/f00e1181d57a414a848ac96b772839fddirect link This file was derived from: Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, larger.jpeg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=77823832

Media plays such an important role in our interpretation and understanding of history. The video below, is part of Vox’s Darkroom Series, which explores history through photographs. It’s a fascinating and quick look at how Rosenthal’s famous picture inspired a similar Soviet picture taken in Berlin. The video may or may not be appropriate for your classroom, so give it a watch before deciding to use it in part of your lesson. Nonetheless, it’s just a great watch for history buffs!


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