ERIC Number: ED477294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Fort Huachuca Museum: An Introduction for Teachers.
Department of the Army, Washington, DC.
Fort Huachuca (Arizona) is a National Historic Landmark that, like few other places, evokes a feeling for the part. In the heart of Apacheria, Camp Huachuca was founded in March 1877 as one in a network of 70 U.S. Army outposts stretching across the U.S. southwest frontier. The museum is housed in one of the historical buildings built between 1880 and 1905. Its goals are to collect and care for military artifacts that inform people about the U.S. Army's past and to interpret them in such a way as to bring to the military community and the general public a heightened awareness of, and appreciation for, the colorful history of the military in the U.S. southwest. This introduction for teachers contains twelve sections: (1) "Some Background on the Fort Huachuca Museum"; (2) "The Museum as an Important Tool in Studying History"; (3) "Facilities and Services Available at the Museum"; (4) "The Huachuca Story"; (5) "How to Arrange Tours of the Fort Huachuca Museum"; (6) "How to Prepare for Tours of the Museum"; (7) "Other Attractions in the Area"; (8) "'History Hunt' Game"; (9) "Answers to 'History Hunt'"; (10) "Answers to the Quiz"; (11) "Build Your Own History Exhibit"; and (12) "Connections." (BT)
Descriptors: Built Environment, Educational Games, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Museums, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Studies, United States History
Fort Huachuca Museum, U.S. Army, Attn: ATZS-TDO-M, Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-6000. Tel: 520-533-5136. For full text: http://126.96.36.199/history/PDFS/teachers.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department of the Army, Washington, DC.