The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership provides comprehensive lesson plans designed to challenge and engage students as they examine the people, events, and ideals that shaped American history along The Journey Through Hallowed Ground from Gettysburg to Monticello. Students may learn what daily life was like at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello during the Revolutionary War, or how Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation changed the course of the Civil War. It is these sort of immersive activities that allow each student to develop his or her own opinions on key moments in our nation’s history.
In addition to meeting local and national social studies standards, these age-specific lesson plans feature the following:
- Compelling content that challenges students to analyze primary source documents and apply lessons to contemporary situations.
- Integration of technology and creativity into the classroom.
- Innovative ways for teachers and students to study and visit historic sites along the corridor.
- Authentic experiences at historical sites and interaction with historical experts.