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  • Stones River National Battlefield

    The Trail of Tears in Middle Tennessee

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - General
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Geography, Government, Immigration, Law, Military and Wartime History, Pioneer America, Westward Expansion, Wilderness
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.9, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7
  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Better Know a Regiment

    Better Know a Regiment

    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 Prior research by the students using primary sources and historical documents will allow them to actively participate in the program, not just observe.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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - General
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Civil War, Community, Geography, Historic Preservation, History, Military and Wartime History, Museum Studies
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1, 9-10.3, RH.9-10.7; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1, RH.11-12.3, RH.11-12.5, H.11-12.9
  • 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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade - Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Language Arts, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Social Studies: 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.11 4.2 4.3 Science: 3.10 4.5 5.9 6.7 English: 4.7 4.8
  • Stones River National Battlefield

    The Battle of Stones River: A Contrast in Leadership Styles (Classroom Activities)

    The Battle of Stones River: A Contrast in Leadership Styles (Classroom Activities)

    Compare the leadership styles of Generals Braxton Bragg and William S. Rosecrans during their bloody confrontation at Stones River. Students will discover how to apply the seven habits of highly effective people to a historical event.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade - College Undergraduate Level
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Leadership, Military and Wartime History, Political Science, Psychology
    National/State Standards:
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1, 12.2, 12.4, 12.7 & 12.9 / CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.1 & 12.1a / TN US Gov 6.0 (LE 6.1 & 6.2) / TN Sociology 4.0 (LE 4.2) / TN US History 4.0 / TN CTE-Ag. Leadership Communications 1.0 (LE 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 & 1.5)
  • Stones River National Battlefield

    Adaptation of Plants to Cedar Glades

    Adaptation of Plants to Cedar Glades

    Grades: 5-9 Subjects: Science (Biology), American History (Civil War) Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.

    Type:
    Lesson Plans
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade - Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology
    National/State Standards:
    Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Tennessee Course Level Expectations and State Performance Indicators: Science - GLE 0507.2.1, GLE 0507.4.2, GLE 0607.2.3, Social Studies - 5.3.02, 6.3.02, 6.3.04, 7.3.02.