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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  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture
    National/State Standards:
    SS8H5 Common Core Literacy Standard(s) L6-8RH1, L6-8RH2, L6-8RH8, L6-8RH9, L6-8WHST9
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten - Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture
    National/State Standards:
    SS2H2, SS4H1
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eleventh Grade - Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Geography, History, Military and Wartime History
    National/State Standards:
    Social Studies for Georgia - SSUSH9(f) Core Curriculum - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade - Eighth Grade
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Standards: SS8H6(b), LG-8RH1, L68RH2, L6-8RH4, LITCC6-8RHSS10, LC-8WHST4, L6-8WHST7