At River Raisin National Battlefield Park our goal is to ignite a passion for learning by creating inquiry centered learning exploration opportunities using the power of place. As George Washington Carver once said, "The thoughtful educator realizes that a very large part of the child's education must be gotten outside the four walls designated as classroom...the most effective and lasting education is the one that makes the pupil handle, discuss and familiarize himself with the real things about him..." National Parks hold the most significant pieces of American History for the benefit of current and future generations. When you walk in the footsteps of those before you, the past comes alive, and you cannot help but leave changed forever.
Our educational resources for teachers is a developing area of our park, for now you can go to the Parks as Classroom page for more information on planning a field trip or to view our growing list of lesson plans.
Did You Know?
This park is one of only a few national battlefield parks in the National Park System--and the only one from the War of 1812. It is the fifth NPS site in Michigan which includes Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More...