Plan A Field Trip

Plan A Field Trip

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site includes the Plains High School Museum, the Plains Depot, and the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm providing the perfect indoor and outdoor classroom for field trip studies. Teachers have several options for bringing students to visit the park. We can assist you in arranging guided day programs or a self-guided tour. For additional information contact:

Education Specialist
229-824-4104 x 250
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Education Program Request Form

Visit our Education Program Partnership site to learn more about our partners.

 
View of the Boyhood Farm looking from the barn towards the Carter home.
view of the Boyhood Farm looking from the barn towards the Carter Home

NPS

Life on the Farm (Pre-K, K, 1st)
Footsteps of a President (2nd-5th)
Recommended for grades K-5
At the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm K-5 students will participate in hands-on, cross-curricular activities as they learn about President Carter’s childhood and farm life in the 1930’s.Students will rotate to grade -specific activities around the farm incorporating Math, Science, ELA, Art, and Social Studies standards.

Group size: max 60 students (groups will be split into groups of 20 and then scheduled in rotations).

If your group/grade level is larger than 60 students please plan to schedule multiple days for your school.

If accommodations cannot be made to schedule multiple days, please indicate on your registration form. We do not want this to deter your school from visiting our site.

Time requirement: A full farm tour with activities and a scheduled picnic lunch break will require a commitment of at least 4 hours. Shorter visits can be accommodated however, some activities will not be included due to time constraints.








 
a park ranger greets school children as they arrive at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm
Ranger Patty Kuehn greets students at the Boyhood Farm

NPS

Plains High School
Recommended for grades 2-5

At Plains High School, students will participate in hands-on, cross-curricular activities as they learn about President Carter’s school life in the 1930’s.Students will have the opportunity to tour exhibits about Jimmy Carter’s presidency, The Nobel Peace Prize, The Carter Center, and a 1930’s era classroom.

Time requirement:

A full Plains High School tour will require a commitment of at least 2 hours depending on the group size. A visit to PHS can be planned in conjunction with a visit to the Boyhood Farm upon request.

 
A picture of a young Jimmy Carter next to his picture as President.
A young Jimmy Carter next to a picture of him as President.

NPS

Middle and High School
Jimmy Carter: Dreamer, Statesman, Humanitarian
Students explore Jimmy Carter’s life and legacy through artifacts, literature, and writing. Visits can include tours of the Boyhood Farm, Plains High School, Downtown Plains and the Depot/Campaign Headquarters, or a combination of sites.

Group size: max 60 students (groups will be split into groups of 20 and then scheduled in rotations).

If your group/grade level is larger than 60 students please plan to schedule multiple days for your school.


If accommodations cannot be made to schedule multiple days, please indicate on your registration form. We do not want this to deter your school from visiting our site.

Time requirement: 2-4 hours depending on desired tours/activities.

Last updated: September 19, 2018

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Mailing Address:

300 North Bond Street
Plains, GA 31780

Phone:

(229) 824 - 4104 x0

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