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ERIC Number: ED467295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
To Be a Slave: The Boyhood of Booker T. Washington.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
The Booker T. Washington National Monument preserves and protects the birth site and childhood home of Booker T. Washington, while interpreting his life experiences and significance in U.S. history as the most powerful African American between 1895 and 1915. The park provides a resource for public education and a focal point for continuing discussions about the legacies of Booker T. Washington and the evolving context of race in U.S. society. It is the mission of Booker T. Washington National Monument's education program to satisfy the curriculum needs specified in the Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools by utilizing the park as a classroom. Through engaging in pre-visit, on-site, and post-visit activities, students in grades K-1 focus on learning concepts appropriate to their grade level while being introduced to Booker T. Washington and his life as a slave. The activities enable students to investigate, research, and participate in hands-on learning experiences. During the site visit students learn about the cultural diversity that makes up Franklin County (Virginia). By learning about the past and the life of Booker T. Washington, individuals can understand the context of race in U.S. society better. Each program content page details how the national monument can serve as a classroom. The guide describes unit activities and gives specific objectives for each lesson. (Contains a 7-item monument booklist, a 14-item children's booklist, a 7-item adult booklist, and additional informational materials.) (BT)
Booker T. Washington National Monument, 12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101. Tel: 540-721-2094; Fax: 540-721-8311; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.