Field Trip Program
(1860s) Saws and Scalpels: Civil War Medicine
During the program, students act out symptoms, diagnose illnesses, and determine treatments. The presenter uses student volunteers to demonstrate disease treatment of the time and a mock surgery.
The Civil War Medical program can be given any time of year,except during Life on the Frontier programs and special events, providing that staffing is available. Program time 30 or 45 minutes. The 30 minute program can be offered as part of Sweep Through History or separately. In the 45 minute program, students form into diagnostic teams to determine diagnoses and treatments of diseases. This version is geared toward the middle school level and is is just offered separately.
Barak V. Geertsen
- Grade Levels:
- Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
- Civil War, Health, Medicine
- National/State Standards:
- KS Health Standards-Fifth-Eighth Grade, Standard Six,
KS SS Standards, Seventh Grade, Unit Two, Standard Four
KS SS Standards, Eighth Grade, Unit Four, Standard Four
MO SS Standards Two and Six
MO Health Standards, One, Two, and Three
- Civil War Medicine