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'Washington, DC Government charwoman', 1942

This is a famous black-and-white anti-discrimination photograph, also widely known as 'American Gothic, Washington, DC'. It shows Mrs Ella Watson, an African American cleaner at the Treasury in Washington, USA. She is standing stiffly in front of the US flag, with a broom on one side and a mop on the other. The photograph ...


Civic symbols - unit of work

This is an extended unit of work about Australia's national and official flags. Intended for upper primary students, the unit is organised around five focus questions: What are the flags of Australia? What do they mean to Australian citizens? How do people use flags in Australia? What positive or negative effects can this ...