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Tours are structured according to grade level of students.
Groupings are for grades 4-6 and 7-12.
Military Gallery Guide
Civil War Soldier Tour (4-6 and 7-12)
- The foremost goal of the "Civil War Soldier" tour
is to create a vivid image of the life of a
typical Alabama soldier. Docents discuss what
the soldier did ( i.e., marching, drilling,
fighting), where he lived, what he ate, how he
spent his free time and other aspects of daily
life. The tour includes a hands-on discussion
period in the auditorium and an opportunity to
view Civil War artifacts in the museum galleries.
- Unavoidable in achieving the first goal is a revelation of the difficulties of being a soldier during the Civil War. Students come to
understand the contrast between nineteenth and
twentieth century medicine, sanitary conditions,
food, water supplies and means of transportation
as they learn the hardships experienced by the
Civil War soldier.
- The Civil War soldier tour also promotes a sense
of perspective in relation to historical
events and changing lifestyles and values.
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