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  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

    Calling Andrew Johnson using Morse Code

    Students will explore a means of communication during Andrew Johnson’s presidency.  Students will also use primary sources to gather information on the history of this innovative technology.  Students will be challenged to work cooperatively as they “send” a telegram from Queen Victoria to President Andrew Johnson.     

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

    Pinning Up the Past: Using Timelines

    Students will complete a scavenger hunt for information using primary sources gathered from two of the physical locations at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. Information the students gather will be used to create an interactive timeline of events in Johnson’s life. This activity works best with an on-site visit to Andrew Johnson National Historic Site.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Government, History, Leadership, Military and Wartime History, Reconstruction, Slavery, U.S. Presidents
    Keywords:
    president, andrew johnson, impeachment, history, Slavery, U.S. Constitution, timeline
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Earth Science, Geology, History, Oceans
    Keywords:
    National Parks, legacy, cultural resources, natural resources, heritage, climate change, careers, Wildland-Urban Interface