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 Prior research by the students using primary sources and historical documents will allow them to actively participate in the program, not just observe.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.
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. DURATION: 30-45 minutes
Join a ranger for a tour of Stones River National Battlefield. At each the students will discuss key facets of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as they apply to leadership styles of the opposing commanders.
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