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Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter Resource Materials


Field Trip to Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site covers almost the entire town of Plains, Georgia. The Site includes the hospital where Jimmy Carter was born, four family residences, Plains High School, three churches, a Visitor Center, and Billy Carter's gas station.

The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site opens daily from 9:00am-5:00pm. Visitors are encouraged to make their first stop at Plains High School which is the main visitors center and musuem.


Planning Sheets
These Planning Sheets are designed to give teachers visiting the Carter National Historic Site with their classes the opportunity to select lessons which dovetail with the objectives taught at their school.

Obtain Planning Sheets for:

  • 3rd grade
  • 5th grade
  • 8th grade

    "Each visiting class begins their field trip by learning the history of Plains High School and watching an orientation movie. The movie gives the students an opportunity to listen to President and Mrs. Carter talk about their childhood days, political career, and the years since the presidency.

    Each grade level's planning sheet offers objectives which are part of the state of Georgia objectives and relate to the Historical Site. It is hoped that each student participating in a field trip walks away with a better understanding of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's life and will be inspired to make a difference in the lives of others.

    Each teacher receives a Teacher's Packet which includes basic information about the field trips. Once a trip is requested, I call the teacher and discuss the objectives which she wants to cover. This is very helpful and gives me insight into the type of class and special interest of the students. For more information, visit our web site!

    - Annette Wise, instructional specialist at the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site


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