Teaching through our historic sites

CSS Neuse

Pre-Visit Activities

  • Students should read the Site Narrative prior to visiting the site in order to gain background information on the history of the gunboat.
  • In order to make the most effective use of the time your students have on-site, teachers should make arrangements to have their class view the CSS Neuse orientation program prior to their arrival. This will not only give your students important historical information ahead of their visit but will also allow time for more hands-on experience at the site. The video is available on the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources YouTube channel.
  • Teachers may use the Supplemental Lesson Plan: Life Onboard an Ironclad as a pre-visit activity or as a stand-alone classroom lesson. Classes preparing for a field trip to the site should familiarize themselves with the two diagrams of the ship found in this lesson and the Glossary of Terms prior to their visit.

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