ERIC Number: ED467633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Real Thing: A Guide to Educational Programs at National Park Sites in Massachusetts.
Emerson, Rae; Hoermann, Elizabeth; Stearns, Liza
As the steward of the nation's premier historic, natural, and recreational resources, the National Park Service manages 15 unique areas within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each of these sites offers hands-on programs specifically geared to meet the needs of teachers and students. The programs support the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and are conducted by trained staff. This guide is designed to make the state's educators aware of the curriculum-based programming, materials, and services available to them through the units of the National Park System in Massachusetts. The guide lists the following national parks alphabetically: Adams National Historical Park; Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor; Boston African American National Historic Site; Boston Harbor Islands, a national park area; Boston National Historical Park; Cape Cod National Seashore; Essex National Heritage Area; Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site; John F. Kennedy National Historic Site; Longfellow National Historic Site; Lowell National Historical Park; Minute Man National Historical Park; New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park; Salem Maritime National Historic Site; Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site; and Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Each park entry includes a description of the site's principal themes and resources, location, and educational programming season. Subsequent pages include descriptions of each program offered, and follow a similar format to help educators determine the learning experiences most appropriate for their students. Contains extensive resource lists. (BT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, National Parks, Natural Resources, Primary Sources, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, State History, Student Educational Objectives
National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Tel: 202-208-6843; Web site: http://www.nps.gov/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts