ERIC Number: ED468401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Camp Misty Mount: A Place for Regrowth. Teaching with Historic Places.
By the beginning of the 20th century, most of the hills near the Hunting Creek water gap in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains had been stripped of their trees and bore only scars of erosion caused by successive groups of settlers. Starting in the 1930s, people began to reclaim the land. The story of how the area regained its forest is the story of Camp Misty Mount. This lesson, based on the Camp Misty Mount Historic District and emergency conservation work architecture at Catoctin Mountain Park, can be used in units on the growth of industry in the colonial United States, on job programs during the Depression, or no the importance of resource conservation. The seven objectives of this lesson plan are: (1) "About This Lesson"; (2) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (3) "Locating the Site: Maps" (Catoctin Recreational Demonstration Area, 1930s); (4) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (The Changing Uses of the Catoctin Mountain Forests; The Construction of Camp Misty Mount; Job Application and Completion Record); (5) "Visual Evidence: Images" (Children from the Baltimore League for Crippled Children, 1937; A Cabin at Camp Misty Mount; Plan of Camp Misty Mount; View of the Forest, 1930s; View of the Forest, 1970s); (6) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Determining the Success of Jobs Programs; Providing Outdoor Opportunities; Recreation and Conservation); (7) "Supplementary Resources." (BT)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Field Trips, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/47misty/47misty.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland