A Kid’s Life in Atlanta - FREE

by  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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Carrie Berry was nine years old when the fighting of the Civil War approached her home in Atlanta. Shortly before her 10th birthday, she began keeping a diary of the events occurring around her. By experiencing Carrie's first-person account, contextualized by historical fact, students will learn of the challenges and changes that children and families faced during the 1864 Battle of Atlanta. They will then reflect on how Carrie’s experiences relate to their own. Students will also create a historically influenced craft as part of the ranger-led lesson.

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40 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5

Minimum participants:

No minimum.

Maximum participants:

For the optimal experience, we recommend no more than 50 participants per program.

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Offered Monday through Thursday. You may only book one program at a time. Bookings must be made at least one week in advance of your desired program date. See link in program description for availability.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs can be cancelled or rescheduled up to five business days in advance of your reservation date.

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Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw, GA
United States

Jake Boling
770-427-4686, x248

Program Details


A park ranger will introduce the students to Kennesaw Mountain National Park. The ranger will then share Carrie Berry's experience through the Battle of Kennesaw. Finally, the ranger will lead the students in an activity in which they create an era-appropriate toy, followed by a Q&A session.


Students will better understand the lives of those who lived in Atlanta during the Civil War and connect with the history of those communities by discovering how their lives are similar or different,