Smith Family Farm

Experience what it would have been like to begin life anew on an 1860s Georgia farm. Taking on the role of a refugee family, your students will learn the tools and the skills necessary to get through the challenges of rural life such as planting crops, cooking, and bartering for supplies. Costumed interpreters from all walks of life - like members of the Smith family, neighbors, and even slaves - will help your group as they make connections between life on the farm and in the rural community, in the past and present day. Other programs available through Atlanta History Center.
 
Contact Info 
Address: Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. Fulton County. Tel: 404-814-4110. Email: schooltours@atlantahistorycenter.com. Website: www.atlantahistorycenter.com. Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 11AM-4PM, Sun. 1PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-5. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee. Title I funding support.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Life Skills, 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