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Independence National Historical Park, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is operated by the National Park Service. The park was authorized by an Act of Congress on June 28, 1948, and formally established on July 4, 1956. The mission of Independence National Historical Park is to preserve its stories, buildings, and artifacts as a source of inspiration for visitors to learn about the ideas and ideals that led to the American Revolution and the founding and growth of the United States. The Park's significance lies in the fact that it preserves and interprets many of the historic buildings and artifacts associated with the nation's founding including: Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, the Liberty Bell, the First and Second Banks of the United States, Franklin Court and others. The purpose of this teacher's guide is to provide teachers with the information needed to plan, conduct, and follow up their visits to the Park, and to ensure that the visits complement classroom instruction in curriculum areas related to the Park's themes. To accomplish this, the teacher's guide is divided into two parts. Part 1 contains general information on visiting the park. Part 2 summarizes the park's themes, offers suggested lessons and activities expanding upon these themes, and provides a bibliography of age-appropriate reading material. The lessons contained in the teacher guide are targeted specifically toward fourth through sixth grades. Many of the activities, however, can be adapted for other grades. (BT)

Descriptors: Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, National Parks, Primary Sources, Revolutionary War (United States), Social Studies, Thematic Approach, United States History

Independence National Historical Park, 313 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. For full text: http://www.nps.gov/inde/education/Guide.htm.

Author: National Park Service Dept. of Interior, Philadelphia, PA. Independence National Historical Park.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9822&id=ED462328

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