Lesson Plan

Preserving the Memory

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Young historians explore ways to help preserve historic battlefields and artifacts. Designed for secondary scholars, the resource focuses on Civil War battlefields and the National Registrar of Historic Places Application. Pupils also watch a video, participate in group discussion, and complete a hands-on-activity to highlight the importance of preserving and remembering important events in history. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research the preservation of historical sites in your area
  • Have a local reenactment group visit the classroom to discuss ways for students to preserve history 
Classroom Considerations
  • Resource is part of a larger unit on the Civil War 
  • Resource includes an extension activity to increase academics' engagement with the material 
  • Provides an opportunity to participate in the preservation of historic sites 
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