Academic and Service-Learning at Shiloh and Corinth Battlefields

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Shiloh National Military Park engaged local high schoolers in curriculum and service-learning activities to teach historical assets of this park.

Although Shiloh Military Park and Corinth Battlefield offer a wealth of historic and cultural resources, they seemed to be little known—particularly among local communities. So, the park partnered on a yearlong program with a local high school to help address both the park's needs and the student's academic needs.

Curriculum was developed to enhance student understanding of the historic resources and how preservation of these assets relates to their lives. Students completed a historic landscape project to repair a walking trail, which permitted visitors to have access to historic cultural resources. Trail work consisted of removing old trail material, tree roots, and other debris. Students also installed needed water bars for erosion prevention, a foot bridge, and mulch.

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