Shenandoah National Park: A Shared History

Grades 10-12

Shenandoah National Park: A Shared History

Shenandoah National Park: A Shared History is a semester-long elective course that provides students a comprehensive historical overview of the creation of Shenandoah National Park. Students will examine the complex and bittersweet story that is embedded into the fabric of our local history through the use of primary resources, oral histories, online databases, and local field trips. By examining this story in its historical context, students will evaluate the social, economic, and political perspectives of all who were impacted by the establishment of the Park. Students will fully understand the sacrifices made by the local Blue Ridge Mountain communities who were displaced, as well as the role of future generations in preserving this shared history. This course is open to students in grades 10-12 at East Rockingham High School.