Monumental Education is the curriculum-based program at Booker T. Washington National Monumental. The program consists of five education programs addressing different phases of Washington's dynamic life. Students will be engaged to compare Washington's life as a slave to their lives today while they are in Kindergarten through First grade. In the Second and Third grades, the students will examine Washington transition from slave to educator. The impact of the American Civil War is the focus of our Fourth and Fifth grade program. How Washington dealt with the challenges of the post-Reconstruction South is discussed with Sixth and Seventh graders. While, 11th graders are challenged to analyze the philosophies of Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois.