ERIC Number: ED440002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Common Soldier/Common Man: Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Educational Packet for the Elementary Grades. Revised Second Edition.
Evans, Genny; Elkins, Kenneth; Patrick, Jeff
This educational guide is organized to help elementary grade students make the most of their study of and visit to Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (Republic, Missouri), the site of an August 1861 struggle between Union and Confederate forces for control of Missouri. The packet is divided into the following sections: (1) Educational Group Reservation Form; (2) Outline of the Traveling Trunk Program (for classes that cannot visit the park or who wish to reinforce concepts learned before or after their battlefield visit; each trunk contains a collection of items for demonstrations or hands-on activities related to the soldiers' daily lives); (3) Historical Background and Glossary (information on the Civil War); (4) Pre- and Post-Visit Objectives and Activities (different objectives for grades 1-2, grades 3-4, and grades 5-6; activities 1-12 can orient students to the Civil War and the Battle of Wilson's Creek); (5) Outline of Battlefield Visit; (6) Suggested Readings (26 items); and (7) Comments and Suggestions. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Heritage Education, 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