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?
The War of 1812 was the United States first declaration of war, inaugurating a 32-month conflict with Britain that claimed almost as many lives as the Revolutionary War. The war also cemented the young nation’s independence, opened vast tracts of Indian land to settlement, and gave Americans “The Star-Spangled Banner.” More...