ERIC Number: ED467296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
War on the Home Front: Hardships on the Burroughs Plantation.
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 programs and activities included in this guide about the Burroughs Plantation (Virginia) are designed to meet the curriculum requirements specified in the Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools. This unit for students in grades 4-5 contains activities to introduce students to the impact of the Civil War, especially as it affected those living on the Burroughs Plantation. Engaging in the pre-visit, on-site, and post-site visit activities in the guide, students focus on learning concepts appropriate to their grade level while developing an appreciation for the problems and hardships of rural Virginia plantation life over a century ago. The activities enable students to investigate, research, and participate in hands-on learning experiences. Each program content page in the guide details how the park and its sites can serve as a classroom. The guide describes unit activities and gives specific objectives for each lesson. (Contains a 14-item children's booklist, a 7-item adult booklist, and other informational material.) (BT)
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Blacks, Civil War (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Student Research, United States History
Booker T. Washington National Monument, 12130 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA 24101. Tel: 540-721-2094; Fax: 540-721-8311; e-mail: BOWA_Rangers_3@nps.gov. For full text: http://www.nps.gov/bowa/pdffiles/WarontheHomeFront.pdf/.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.