Self Guided Field Trip

Curriculum Standard
Meets Georgia standards for social studies for grade five in United States History since 1860 (SS5H1 C - Identify major battles and campaigns; SS5H1 E - Describe the effects of war on the North and South); Meets Georgia Reading standards for grade five (ELA5R1 D - Relates a literary work to information about its setting [historically or culturally]; ELA5LSV1 - The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.

Each program includes the Battlefield's 20-minute film.

Program Option 1: "All About Artillery" Worksheet and Park Film
Age Level: 9 - 11 years old
Program Duration: 45 minutes

"All About Artillery" teaches students about the importance of cannons to the Atlanta Campaign. This program will explain how every part of the cannon was important and just why the cannons of the Atlanta Campaign were some of the most technologically advanced weapons of their time.
Program Option 2: "I Am a Civil War Soldier" Tour and Park Film
Age Level: 6 and up
Program Duration: 45 minutes

"I Am a Civil War Soldier" gives each student a real soldier of the Atlanta Campaign's identity. Using real facts of that soldier's life, students come to understand the reasons, beliefs, and ideals of the men who fought in the Civil War. The tour takes place in the Battlefield's museum.

Program Option 3: "Cheatham Battlefield Scavenger Hunt" and Park Film
Age Level: 9 - 14 years old
Program Duration: 45 minutes

"Cheatham Hill Battlefield Scavenger Hunt" allows students to explore the main battlefield of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Using the interpretive signs located there, students can search for answers, learning and having fun at the same time!
Program Option 4: Touring Museum on Your Own and Park Film
Age Level: All ages
Program Duration: 45 minutes

Students and teachers are able to tour the Battlefield's museum on their own and watch the site's twenty minute film.
TREE Environmental Backpacks and Film
Age Level: The program is appropriate for all ages of students.
Program Duration: Teacher determined

TREE (Teacher Resources for Environmental Education) Environmental Backpacks allow teachers and youth group leaders to explore the great outdoors with their students with this natural history program. Educators can lead their students along a one-mile moderate terrain environmental trail, exploring the site's flora, fauna, and topography through games, worksheets, and experiments using tools found in the packs. Environmental trail signs found along the hike provide further information about the surrounding environment and coordinate with the contents of the backpacks. Because the program encourages exploration and is freeform, the pack contents may be used in a variety of ways to meet the science curriculum standard of many grade levels.

  • The TREES backpacks are for use on-site only.
  • Backpacks available by reservation online as a self-guided field trip option.
  • Up to five backpacks available per school group (contents are the same for each pack).

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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