ERIC Number: ED440001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
No Easy Choices: Taking Sides in Civil War Missouri. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Educational Packet, Grades 7-8.
Elkins, Kenneth; Patrick, Jeff
This educational packet for grades 7 and 8 is organized to help students study about and/or plan a visit to Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, the site of a struggle between the Union and Confederate forces in August 1861 for the control of Missouri. The packet contains the following materials: (1) Educational Group Reservation Form; (2) Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Troop Movement Maps (six detailed maps chronologically show troop locations and movement during the battle); (3) "The Battle: A Brief Account of the Battle of Wilson's Creek" (tells of the events and personalities that led to and were involved in the battle and provides necessary background for the academic activities in the packet); (4) Outline of the Traveling Trunk Program (contains a collection of items for demonstration or hands-on activities related to soldiers' daily lives for classes that cannot visit the park or wish to reinforce concepts learned during a battlefield visit); (5) Pre-Visit Objectives and Activities (activities 1-3 are organized in order of increasing complexity for grades 7-8); (6) Outline of Battlefield Visit; (7) Post-Visit Objectives and Activities (activity 4); (8) Suggested Readings (16 items); and (9) Comments and Suggestions. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Field Trips, Grade 7, Grade 8, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Junior High Schools, 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