The Highground Education Days 2022
The Highground will hold its annual Education Days October 4 – 7, 2022.
Attention School Teachers & Home-Schooled Families! This year, there will be two different programs to enhance the educational aspect of our mission. We are creating a more well-rounded Education Days program to reach out with two days of programs for students in Middle School / High School with a more precise and exciting educational experience while still retaining two days dedicated to the traditional “5th Grade Tour of The Highground”.
October 4 – 5 will be our traditional “5th Grade Days”. Students will receive a guided tour of The Highground with additional complimentary presentations on different cultures, important moments in history and a Flag Retirement Ceremony. The 5th Grade Tour will be a half day presentation. Schools need to pick the day and either the A.M. (9:30am – 12:15pm) or P.M. (11:30am – 2:15pm) session. A lunch break is not scheduled within the sessions, but schools are welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat at our picnic tables, before or after their session.
Oct 6 – 7 will be for the 9th -12th grade level of understanding and maturity. October 6 – 7 will feature more in-depth programs with insight into the U.S. military experience in WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Global War on Terror with accompanying presentations on other nations/cultures involved in these wars. This will not include a tour of the entire Highground and it will not be a repeat of what these students may have received if they attended a prior Highground Education Days event. Schools need to pick which day to attend. Both days will run a full day from 9:30am – 2:00pm. A lunch break will be included from 11:30am – noon.
Teachers are welcome to contact Theresa at The Highground with questions if they that would like to coordinate a lesson plan with the “5th Grade Days” tour or the 9th -12th Grade” event. The exhibit that will be in The Highground Museum in October will be “The History of The Highground”. It will include a large component about the Vietnam War, both those who served during the war and also the political and social views regarding Vietnam Veterans in the United States during and after the Vietnam War.
For more information about The Highground Education Days, please email Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-743-4224.
The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Road, Neillsville, WI 54456.