ERIC Number: ED445957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
John Brown's Raid: Park VideoPack for Home and Classroom.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
This video pack is intended for parents, teachers, librarians, students, and travelers interested in learning about national parklands and how they relate to the nation's natural and cultural heritage. The video pack includes a VHS video cassette on Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, an illustrated handbook with historical information on Harpers Ferry, and a study guide linking these materials. The video in this pack, "To Do Battle in the Land," documents John Brown's 1859 attempt to end slavery in the South by attacking the United States Armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia). The 27-minute video sets the scene for the raid that intensified national debate over the slavery issue. The accompanying handbook, "John Brown's Raid," gives a detailed account of the insurrection and subsequent trial that electrified the nation and brought it closer to civil war. The 76-page handbook is profusely illustrated with historic photographs and engravings. The study guide complements both the video and the handbook and can help teachers prepare students to understand John Brown's Raid through a series of thematic lessons and activities. It can also be used to lay the groundwork for a visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Slavery, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, United States History
Harpers Ferry Historical Association, Inc., P.O. Box 197, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 ($24.95). Tel: 304-535-6881.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia