ERIC Number: ED438204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Baptism of Fire: Soldiers and Civilians at the First Battle of Manassas. Teacher Resource Guide [and] Student Activity Guide.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Manassas, VA. Manassas National Battlefield Park.
This curriculum-based program uses activities in language arts, mathematics, art, and history to introduce upper elementary students to the events and people of the Civil War's first major battle, Manassas Junction (Virginia). The resource guide, video, and park visit components of the program provide students with a better understanding of the Civil War and the importance of Manassas to U.S. history. The goal is to illustrate to students how the First Battle of Manassas affected and changed the lives of all citizens, soldiers and civilians alike, by allowing them to experience history where it occurred. The teacher's guide contains explanations and background information on pre-visit, visit, and post-visit student activities. The guide's focus is on 50 soldiers in the 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment. A brief profile is provided for each one. The student activity guide (each student follows the exploits of a real soldier at Manassas) includes diverse activities and maps, as well as a resource list. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Military Personnel, Primary Sources, Social Studies, United States History
National Park Service, Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA, 20109. Tel: 703-361-1339; Web site: http://www.nps.gov/manna/education/teach.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Manassas, VA. Manassas National Battlefield Park.