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.
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.
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.
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.
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.