Sheilds-Ethridge Heritage Farm

At the Sheilds-Ethridge Heritage Farm, students and scouts will have the opportunity to visit 200 years of living history. Trips can be customized, from curriculum-based tours and hands-on activities, to in-depth study of a certain topic, there is lots to learn about Georgia history at the farm. Visit the teacher’s house, schoolhouse, gristmill, and watch the blacksmith make something pretty to see how the process works. Groups will receive a demonstration of living, learning, and working during their educational and entertaining visit. 

Contact Info
Address: 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson, GA 30549. Jackson County. Tel: 706-367-2949. Website: www.shieldsethridgefarminc.com. Hrs: April-October, Mon.-Thu. 8:30AM-4:30PM. 

Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue