January 25, 2013 (9 AM - 1 PM)
Civil War to Civil Rights
Educators will discover how to use National Park Service resources to connect the stories of the Civil War and our ongoing national struggle to define and protect civil rights.
9 AM - Welcome & Orientation
9:15 AM - Civil War and Civil Rights at Stones River - Educators will explore resources in the Stones River National Battlefield museum for stories that connect the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.
10 AM - Defining Freedom - A ranger will guide a discussion using some of the main documents and legislation that address the struggle to define the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.
Pre-Workshop Reading Assignment
Emancipation Proclamation - http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/transcript.html
13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=40&page=transcript
14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=43&page=transcript
15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=44&page=transcript
Civil Rights Act (1964) - http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=97&page=transcript
11:10 AM - Walking from Civil War to Civil Rights - Educators will walk through Stones River National Cemetery and explore the Civil War to Civil Rights connections visible on the landscape.
12:30 PM - Wrap-Up
To register for this workshop, call 615-893-9501 or e-mail us. Please include your name, school, grade level, home phone number and email.
May 23, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3 PM)
Teachers will get a chance to discover ways to connect their students to the historic and natural resources of national parks and other public lands near Nashville, Tennessee while exploring our state's role in conflicts and wars that shaped our nation's history.
August 1, 2014 (9 AM - 1 PM)
The Wild Side of Stones River
Educators will discover a myriad of science lessons that can be learned by studying the flora and fauna of Stones River National Battlefield and the tools used by the National park Service to protect the park's natural resources.
Did You Know?
Stones River National Battlefield uses prescribed fire to preserve the battlefield landscapes. Fire also helps eliminate invasive exotic plants and encourage the growth of native grass species. More...