ERIC Number: ED467472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Petersburg National Battlefield Lesson Plans.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
This collection of eight lesson plans deals with the Petersburg (Virginia) U.S. Civil War battlefield. The lessons tell about slave life and plantation life in the U.S. south, and how the Civil War forever changed this structure. To do the lessons, students read primary source documents that tell the stories of three different soldiers who participated in the siege of Petersburg: a Confederate soldier , a Union soldier, and a United States Colored Troops soldier. The lessons plans are divided into eight sections: (1) "A Slave, A Plantation, A War Pre-visit Lesson"; (2) "A Slave, A Plantation, A War Post-visit Lesson"; (3) "A City under Siege Pre-visit Lesson"; (4) "A City under Siege Post-visit Lesson"; (5) "Portrait of a Soldier Pre-visit Lesson"; (6) "Portrait of a Soldier Post-visit Lesson"; (7) "Prisoners of Petersburg Pre-visit Lesson"; and (8) "Prisoners of Petersburg Post-visit Lesson." Each lesson cites educational objectives, lists materials needed focuses on relevance and involvement of the learners, suggests transition and an explanation/activity, and offers closure. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Curriculum Enrichment, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Petersburg National Battlefield, 1539 Hickory Hill Road, Petersburg, VA 23803-4721. Tel: 804-732-3531; Fax: 804-732-3615. For full text: http://www.nps.gov/pete/mahan/lessonplans.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.