The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

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Antietam (1862/2012)

8th  graders from E. Russell Hicks Middle School in Washington County, MD are participating in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership’s award-winning educational, service-learning program aptly named Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student™, where students create historic movies depicting national history found in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area.

 “This program bonds young people to the past in a way that enables them to walk in the footsteps of countrymen and women gone by, to understand critically important national events, and to appreciate the difficult choices past generations have made for future ones,” explained Cate Magennis Wyatt, president of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. 

With an unveiling at the JTHG Partnership annual conference on May 23, 2012 in Frederick, MD, the students’ movies or Vodcasts will become part of the official interpretative material for Antietam National Battlefield Park, part of the Sesquicentennial Commemorations for Washington County, and seen by history lovers of all ages worldwide.

This project was created and led by the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, HISTORY [Channel], Richard R. Reynolds Foundation, Washington County Public School District, E. Russell Hicks Middle School, Antietam National Battlefield Park, and Antietam Cable Television. 

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