• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

Curriculum Materials

The Parks As Classrooms program brings the history and great outdoors of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to you, allowing students to learn about the people and events of this site from the classroom. Battlefield staff has developed lessons that will connect students and teachers to the historic events that took place here in a tangible way. Lessons for social studies and science are also available for download.


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    The Cherokee People (Middle)

    In this lesson plan, middle school students will understand the removal of the Cherokee from the state of Georgia and the introduction of white settlement into the previously native-occupied territory of North Georgia. Students will also gain an understanding of cultural elements of the Cherokee people through the use of primary and secondary documents.

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    The Cherokee People

    In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of cultural elements of the Cherokee people through the use of traditional stories, a primary document, and an activity that increases comprehension of the trade and barter system commonly used by early settlers.

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    What Would You Do? - Plotting and Planning the Strategies of the Civil War

    What Would You Do? - Plotting and Planning the Strategies of the Civil War

    Students learn about the difficult decisions made by the generals of the Atlanta Campaign by becoming the leaders of two fictional armies. By plotting their own strategies, they learn more about the choices made by generals and the results of those decisions.

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    Civilian War Experience: Experiencing the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

    Civilian War Experience: Experiencing the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

    War impacts far more than just politicians and militaries, it effects and disrupts the lives of civilians as well. This lesson explores the many ways that the Civil War changed people's lives by looking at the civilians who lived around Kennesaw Mountain and through the battle there in 1864.

Did You Know?

On a beautiful fall day, the colors of the trees make the deadliest part of Kennesaw Mountain battle look serene.

In the spring and summer of 1864, some of the most important events to affect the outcome of the Civil War occurred in North Georgia. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield commemorates these events, as well as preserving the battleground of Kennesaw Mountain. The Mountain's history precedes the Civil War.