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The Battle of Antietam

Journey Through Hallowed GroundAs part of its Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student® program, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground worked with eighth-grade students at the E. Russell Hicks Middle School in Hagerstown, Maryland to produce a series of videos related to the Battle of Antietam and the Civil War era.  This award-winning service learning program offers students a full immersion in American history and heritage. Students find themselves onsite at the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area, bringing the stories of those who came before them to life in videos that they write, produce, shoot, and edit under the guidance of JTHG professionals. The resulting mini-movies, or Vodcasts, offer a permanent record of the students’ personal experiences and interpretations.

For more on the Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student program please visit this page on the JTHG website.

The Road to Freedom

 In learning about Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, students brought to life the words of former slaves by using interviews conducted by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s.  © 2012 Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Civil War Trust: The Emancipation Proclamation

A Picture Tells 23,000 Words

Through researching the early days of photography, the students came to understand how Alexander Gardner's work helped shape the understanding of the American Civil War, and drew a comparison to how information is shared in the digital world.  © 2012 Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Civil War Trust: Antietam in 3-D

The Big Picture

 Students put themselves in the boots of soldiers to gain an understanding of the terrible price paid on September 17, 1862—the single bloodiest day in our American history.  © 2012 Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Civil War Trust: Civil War Play Lesson Plan

 Heroism Knows No Age

The Johnny Cook Story: Through letters and diaries, students learned of a young Union soldier, not much older than themselves, and how he won the Medal of Honor.  © 2012 Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Civil War Trust: Life at War Lesson Plan

 Those Who Came to the Fields

Icons of Humanity: By telling the story of Clara Barton, they brought the story of women on the battlefield to life in a story of richness and lasting legacy.  © 2012 Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Civil War Trust: Biography of Clara Barton

 Antietam Homefront

The students examined the heart wrenching toll of battle on those families who found themselves suddenly on the front lines of a battle and the toll of families today that send members off to war. © 2012 Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership

Civil War Trust: The Home Front

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