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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

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  • Russell Cave National Monument

    C.A.V.E.S.

    C.A.V.E.S.

    C.A.V.E.S. is a self-guided tour for upper elementary school groups or scout groups. Five stations based on the significant features of RUCA will be visited by small groups. Each group will visit the following stations: Caves, Archaeology, Vascular Plants, Ecosystem, and Skins & Skulls. During these stations, each small group leader will be issued a tablet. Using the tablet, students will listen to a podcast for an introduction and instructions for station.

  • Little River Canyon National Preserve

    Native American Tree and Plant Gathering, Commemorating the Trail of Tears

    Native American Tree and Plant Gathering, Commemorating the Trail of Tears

    The students will gain understanding of the plants and trees handled by American Indians. The students will be given a sheet with GPS coordinates on it, and then will go to that location and sketch what they find at that coordinate. After they find the coordinates the students will view a power point on some of the plants and trees on the trail. The Students will learn about plants in the park area and how American Indians used them.

  • Russell Cave National Monument

    Burning Calories on the Trails of Tears

    Burning Calories on the Trails of Tears

    Russell Cave National Monument is one of the few National Parks that is located and associated with the rich cultural stories of the Trail of Tears. Students will estimate the number of calories the Cherokee burned a day by learning about the Benge route and participating in a one-mile hike.

  • Russell Cave National Monument

    Picture Analysis/Stories from the Trail of Tears: Building Background Knowledge

    Picture Analysis/Stories from the Trail of Tears: Building Background Knowledge

    Russell Cave National Monument is one of the few National Parks that is located and associated with the rich cultural stories of the Trail of Tears. Students will learn how to survive the Trail of Tears by analyzing photos and stories from historical records that are associated with the Cherokee during the Trail of Tears.

  • Russell Cave National Monument

    Trail of Tears Reenactment: Building Background Knowledge

    Trail of Tears Reenactment: Building Background Knowledge

    Russell Cave National Monument is one of the few National Parks that is located and associated with the rich cultural stories of the Trail of Tears. Students will learn the experiences and nutritional needs during the Trail of Tears.

Did You Know?

Pottery Sherd

Broken pieces of pottery are called "sherds". The National Park Service found over 13,000 pottery sherds at Russell Cave National Monument. Almost all types of pottery from the local region were found at this site. The pots were used for storage and cooking.