Last updated: February 18, 2016
- Grade Level:
- Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
- Social Studies
- Common Core Standards:
- 6-8.RH.1, 6-8.RH.2, 6-8.RH.7, 6-8.RH.9, 6-8.WHST.1, 6-8.WHST.9
- State Standards:
- New York State Social Studies Standards:
S1 - History of The United States
S3 – Geography
This educator‘s guide is intended to complement and enhance your school visit to General Grant National Memorial. The guide contains resources as well as lesson plans that are aligned with New York State Common Core Standards and New York State Social Studies Standards.
These lessons are based on a collection of primary source documents, maps, and images. It is meant to be use with middle school students, but the lessons are easily adaptable for elementary and high school students and teachers can adapt the activities and worksheets to meet the needs of their particular mini-lesson, or create their own.
A short biography of Ulysses S. Grant and background information on the monument are provided as an introduction to the lessons and to support their instruction. The pre-visit lessons will provide helpful preparation for classes who will visit General Grant National Memorial. The post-visit lessons will enhance the students’ visit by deepening their understanding of President Ulysses S. Grant’s legacy as General and later President, and the special place he holds in the human memory.