• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

The Civilian Conservation Corps

 

 

Journaling Jumpstarts

  1. Watch the movie again, concentrating on the boys' faces in the many pictures and film clips of them. What do you think is going through their minds? Put yourself in their place and write a paragraph about what you would be thinking.

  2. Pretend that you are one of the CCC boys and write your first letter home. Then, as a class, share them and discuss the different ways each of you described the situation to your family.
 

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Did You Know?

A closeup of a mountain laurel blossom along Shenandoah's Skyline Drive.

Although it’s native to these mountains, much of the beautiful mountain laurel you see blooming along Skyline Drive in June was planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.