Skyline Drive Status
For the most current Skyline Drive Status, call 540-999-3500, choose Option 1, and then Option 1. You can also get updates by following Shenandoah National Park on Twitter or liking the park on Facebook. More »
Night Closures of Skyline Drive
Portions of Skyline Drive will be closed at night (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) during hunting season. Starting November 11 the north and south sections will be closed at night. The entire Drive will be closed at night starting December 9. More »
CCC: A New Deal to Rebuild a Nation
This curriculum requires Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher.
The Civilian Conservation Corps, called the "CCC," was a work relief program designed to ease the effects of unemployment during the Great Depression. Part of President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal," the CCC employed thousands of young men (and a few women) across the country in conservation work.
This interactive curriculum teaches the fundamentals of social and political history through the events of the Great Depression using the stories of real people, real experiences, and real places of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
"CCC: A New Deal to Rebuild a Nation" contains five parts. In parts one through four you will watch an introductory movie and then work through an interactive. Part Five begins with an interactive and then there is a final movie.
As you go through the curriculum, you will be asked to record your thoughts and reactions in a journal. Your journal will be a great way for your teacher (and you) to track your progress.
Begin by watching the introductory movie in Part I. Have your journal handy so you can record your thoughts and opinions. Just follow the directions as you come to them. If this is part of an assigned curriculum, your teacher may assign particular questions from the journaling suggestions. If not, choose those that most interest you. If you don't complete the unit during one session, use the navigation table above to return to where you left off.
Did You Know?
Skyline Drive rides the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains for 105 miles through Shenandoah National Park, and joins the Blue Ridge Parkway which connects Shenandoah to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC. More...