For August 1, 2010: Discover history in your own backyard by exploring a local cemetery, with the help of the website The Cemetery: History Written in Stone. Cemeteries are great primary sources, with lots more than dates and names. This excellent website will assist you in preparing your students for the trip. Information includes how to do tombstone rubbings, specific observations to make during the visit, symbols found on tombstones, links to resources, and African American cemeteries. This is a great lesson that will grab students and link them to the collective past.
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