At Harpers Ferry, Learning Where History Was Made
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park brought school groups to the park for a ranger-led experiential program. The park developed several educational programs, including ranger-led hikes, scavenger hunts, and history searches. Upon their return to the classroom, students and teachers accessed the online resources once again and participated in a follow up classroom lesson given by park rangers.
Using an Impact Grant, the park developed grade-specific lesson plans and classroom resource materials that correspond to existing park educational programs to be used prior to, during, and after a site visit. Additionally, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park's website provides content-specific material that both the student and teacher may access to acquire information about Harpers Ferry, both past and present.