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    Stones River

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  • Load, Ready, Fire!

    Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

    Load, Ready, Fire!

    Artillery played a critical role in the Union victory at the Battle of Stones River. Students will learn and practice the drill for firing a Civil War cannon and come closer to understanding the thoughts and emotions of soldiers by experiencing how teamwork and concentration.

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  • Load, Ready, Fire!

    Friday, May. 29, 2015

    Load, Ready, Fire!

    Artillery played a critical role in the Union victory at the Battle of Stones River. Students will learn and practice the drill for firing a Civil War cannon and come closer to understanding the thoughts and emotions of soldiers by experiencing how teamwork and concentration.

    PROGRAMS AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND! CALL 615-893-9501 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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  • Museum Exploration

    Friday, May. 29, 2015

    Museum Exploration

    Teachers or or ranger will supervise students working in teams as they search the museum for answers to a sheet of questions designed to highlight the stories that make the Battle of Stones River one of the most important Union victories of the Civil War.

    Call 615-893-9501 or email us at stri_administration@nps.gov to set-up your field trip.

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  • Fighting for Life in the Cedar Glades

    Friday, May. 29, 2015 9:00 AM

    Fighting for Life in the Cedar Glades

    After completing classroom activities, students can apply their knowledge of adaptations in the real world of habitat unique to middle Tennessee. Park rangers will lead students on a walk into a cedar glade where the worlds of geology, biology, and history come together to create a compelling story of a constant struggle to survive in a harsh landscape.

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  • Better Know A Regiment Field Trip

    Friday, May. 29, 2015 9:00 AM

    Better Know A Regiment Field Trip

    Teachers and students will accompany a ranger by bus or foot in search of the path taken by ancestral Civil War regiments during the Battle of Stones River. Prior research by the students using primary sources and historical documents will allow them to actively participate in the program, not just observe. Students will learn the history of their ancestors, the importance of the Battle of Stones River, and experience firsthand a small part of what the soldiers did more than 150 years ago.

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  • Walking the Trail of Tears in middle Tennessee

    Friday, May. 29, 2015 9:00 AM

    Walking the Trail of Tears in middle Tennessee

    This program will provide a first-hand opportunity for students to walk the original Trail of Tears at Stones River National Battlefield, learn why the Indian Removal Act of 1830 was passed, and the role native Tennessean Andrew Jackson played in the brutal relocation of over 15,000 people.

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  • Fortress Rosecrans – A Vast Storehouse

    Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015 9:00 AM

    Fortress Rosecrans – A Vast Storehouse

    Students will walk approximately ½ mile inside the walls of the once impenetrable earthen fort, locating facts about when the structure was built and how it was used. The exact measurements and role played by each component of the construction will be highlighted. Also, students will identify the value of this fortress in the outcome of the Civil War. Present day wildlife and flora that inhabit the area may be identified. Inferences to earlier inhabitants may be made.

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