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Clara Barton National Historic Site

Clara Barton, noted humanitarian and educator, spent the last fifteen years of her life living in Glen Echo, Maryland. Her home was one of the first National Historic Sites dedicated to the accomplishments of a woman, and they have paid her further tribute by also creating this interactive guide to her former residence. Upon entering the site, visitors are greeted by a rendition of the song "America" from 1898 and an introductory screen that talks about the resources offered here. After this pleasant experience, visitors can click on through to the "Virtual Tour" or "Activities" section. The "Virtual Tour" is quite impressive and thorough, as visitors can make their way through all the rooms, staircases, and closets in her three-story domicile. Within each space, visitors can rotate their view and read about the objects and experiences associated with each location. Moving on, the "Activities" area contains nine different educational learning activities for different ages. While these activities are intended for younger students, they could potentially be used at a number of grade levels, and by those who are just plain curious about Ms. Barton's life and times.
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Date of Scout Publication 2008-10-31
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