Discuss personal freedom as you explore Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms.”
In January 1941 President Roosevelt, shared with congress his vision for a postwar world founded on four fundamental human freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Inspired by his words, Rockwell created “Four Freedoms.” Originally published in the Post the paintings were a huge success and were later used to sell war bonds and stamps. The Four Freedoms paintings were sent on a national tour. They traveled to sixteen cities and were visited by more than a million people who purchased $133 million worth of war bonds and stamps.
- Explore basic human rights
- Research 20th Century life and times
- Build writing skills
- Printed or digital copies of Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” paintings. [insert link to images].
- Writing paper