Temporary Suspension of Reference Collection Research
Due to preservation and maintenance work scheduled for the park archives and research room/library space, new public research requests will not be filled from June 1st to at least January 30th, 2014.
Change in Park Hours
The park is currently open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last shuttle bus departing Lower Town at 5:45 p.m. More »
John Brown Lesson Plan Contest
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s Classroom Lesson Plan of the Month Contest Rules
150th Anniversary of the John Brown Raid
April – October 2009
Lesson plans must focus on one of the following subject areas:
Entries will be judged on clarity, originality, effectiveness, creativity, and cross-curricular capability. Each lesson plan should cover only one topic area and relate to a specific grade level and subject.
Each lesson plan should include the following:
· Your name and school
· Relevant subject area
· Grade level the lesson is designed for
· Classroom time to complete lesson
· Materials needed
· Standards correlation for your state
· Actual lesson plan
· Possible extension activities
· Images or handouts needed to complete lesson
· Useful websites or resources for other educators to get more information
One lesson plan will be selected each month, April-October 2009, to be posted on Harpers Ferry NHP website. The winner will also receive a book on John Brown courtesy of the Harpers Ferry Historical Association.
Eligibility and Contest Rules:
Entries can be submitted
immediately. Deadline for each contest
is the 20th of the previous month (March-September). For example, April’s lesson plan is due by
March 20th. The contest is
All entries become the property of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (HAFE). By entering this contest you assign your entire right, title and interest in the submission, including the copyright to HAFE. You acknowledge that HAFE may, without limitation, edit, copy and publish entries in any media for use by other educators. You also allow HAFE to publish your name and school on the HAFE website and in promotional materials.
Did You Know?
The Appalachian Trail runs through Harpers Ferry. A short walk along the trail from the lower town to the C&O Canal will take you from West Virginia to Maryland in just a few minutes.