ERIC Number: ED439999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Hard Times/Hard War. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Educational Packet, Grades 9-12. Second Edition.
Elkins, Kenneth; Patrick, Jeff
This educational packet contains information about Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (Republic, Missouri), the site of a bitter 1861 struggle between Union and Confederate forces for control of Missouri. The packet contains the following materials: (1) Educational Group Reservation Form; (2) Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Movement Maps (six maps detailed chronologically to show troop locations and movements during the battle); (3) "The Struggle for Missouri: Lyon's Campaign and the Battle of Wilson's Creek" (an account by Leo Huff of the events and personalities that led to the battle provides necessary background for the academic activities included in the packet); (4) Outline of the Traveling Trunk Program (for classes that cannot visit the park or for those who want reinforcement, each trunk contains a collection of items suitable for demonstrations or hands-on activities); (5) Pre-Visit Activities (activities 1-4 are organized in order of increasing complexity for grades 9-12); (6) Outline of Battlefield Visit; (7) Visit Activity; (8) Post-Visit Activities (activities 5 and 6); (9) Suggested Readings (12 items); and (10) Comments and Suggestions. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Field Trips, Heritage Education, High Schools, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Primary Sources, Social Studies, State History, United States History
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, 6424 West Farm Road 182, Republic, Missouri 65738. Tel: 417-732-2662.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Park Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Republic, MO. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri