High above the Potomac River Valley, Clara Barton's home stands as memorial to the pioneering humanitarian and nurse. This installment of the National Park Services's Teaching With Historic Places Lesson Plans series looks at the historic structure and its role as a storehouse for American Red Cross supplies. Visitors to the site can read about the lesson and then dive right into the maps and other primary documents that tell the story of Barton and the American Red Cross. Each area challenges students to come to their own conclusions about the historical material presented here in a way that is contemplative and interesting. The Activities section also offers up some great suggestions for classroom consideration, including exercises about occupational choices for men and women and how to make meaning of historic newspapers.
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