Project Description

Alabama Civil Rights

2 DAY TRIP INCLUDES

  • The King Center in Atlanta
  • Rosa Parks Tour in Montgomery
  • The Selma to Montgomery March
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • Tuskeegee Airmen National Historic Site

ADD ON

  • Fernbank Museum
  • Show at the Fox Theatre
  • High Museum of Art
  • The Atlanta Zoo
  • Medieval Times Dinner Show
  • Braves Baseball Game
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • World of Coke
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • Bodies Exhibit
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • CNN Studio Tour

Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery. More than 3,000 demonstrators gathered in Selma for a march to the Capitol to demand voting rights, and 20,000 others joined them along the way. In Birmingham, four little girls lost their lives to a bomb attack at 16th Street Baptist Church.

These were the difficult turning points that finally brought civil rights to America, and there is no better place to learn about this historic struggle than in Alabama.

The King Center Atlanta

Established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. Nearly a million people each year make pilgrimage to the National Historic Site to learn, be inspired and pay their respects to Dr. King’s legacy.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the State’s theater, builds community by engaging, entertaining, and inspiring people with transformative theatrical performances and compelling educational and outreach programs.

Tuskeegee Airmen National Historic Site

Before the first African American military pilots became known as the “Red Tails” they wore striped tails as they began their flight training in the Army’s PT-17 Stearman bi-plane. Their flying adventure started at Moton Field, in Tuskegee, Alabama, where the Army Air Corps began a military “experiment” to see if Negroes could be trained to fly combat aircraft. Come–share their adventure!

College Football Hall of Fame

Experience the Ultimate Field Trip at the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience, located in Downtown Atlanta, at Centennial Olympic Park. Fun + Learning = A perfect spiral of Educational Awesomeness. Our S.T.E.A.M Curriculum features 3 levels.

Youth: Grade 3-5 with a focus on earth science, operations, factors and multiples, materials science, units of time, equalities and physical science.
Junior Varsity: Grade 6-8 with a focus on ratios and proportions, materials science, geometry, equalities, physical science and bivariate date.
Varsity: Grade 9-12 with a focus on geometry, statistics, earth science, geography, algebra, 20th century US history, technology, engineering and environment science.

High Museum of Art

With more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High has an extensive anthology of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self taught art, and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists.

World of Coke

Students will learn while exploring the complete story—past, present and future—of the world’s best-known brand! From a thrilling multisensory 4-D theater to a marvelously restored 1880’s soda fountain, you’ll experience something new and inviting around every corner. You and your students have so much to learn and will also take home a special one-of-a-kind World of Coca-Cola glass bottle produced exclusively for our guests on our fully-functioning bottling line. Snap a photo with our 7-foot Coca-Cola Polar Bear. Take your taste buds on a tantalizing tour with over 60 different products to sample from around the world or create your own refreshing blend. Inside, you’ll find there’s a secret formula to everything we do. Pre and post-visit activities and Georgia Performance Standard guides are available for grades K-12.

Georgia Aquarium

The world’s largest aquarium with over 100,000 marine animals from 500 different species! Playful otters and sea lions will bring a smile to your face, and the beauty of the 5 Beluga Whales will have you hypnotized. Gigantic whale sharks are exhibited in the Ocean Voyager Hall where schools of rays and tropical fish create a myriad of colors. Twenty-five percent of the public floor space has been dedicated to educating students of all ages who visit the Aquarium. The recently added dolphin exhibit adds 84,000 square feet to the facility, including a 1.3 million gallon exhibit to accommodate bottlenose dolphins, including dolphin encounters, viewing windows, and dolphin shows. A visit to the Georgia Aquarium always includes a behind the scenes educational tour and Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow!

BODIES…The Exhibition

At BODIES…The Exhibition, students will see real human specimens dissected and preserved to display the intricacies of each body system. Students will also see the effects on the body of disease and unhealthy life choices – what happens to the lungs, for example, when people smoke. BODIES…The Exhibition provides an unprecedented opportunity for learning human anatomy, health, and biology.

CNN Studios

Take a backstage tour inside CNN Studio’s, the global headquarters of The Worldwide Leader in News. Your students will get a firsthand look at how the news is gathered, written and reported by the inventors of 24-hour news. Plans and activities are available to enrich your tour of CNN’s world headquarters before, during and after your trip.

Fox Theater

The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, originally the Yaarab Temple Shrine Mosque, was designed in the late 1920s as headquarters for the 5,000-member Shriners organization. It was a beautifully outlandish, opulent, and grandiose monument during the excesses of the pre-crash 1920s. Students will experience the grand architecture of the mosque-like structure complete with minarets, onion domes, and an interior décor even more lavish than its façade. The Fox’s 4,678 seat theatre is booked more than 300 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies.

Medieval Times

A field trip of epic proportions. Watch as your lesson plans come to life in our 11th century-style castle. It’s an interactive educational experience your students will treasure.

Atlanta Zoo

With a living laboratory representing more than 200 species, Zoo Atlanta offers countless opportunities for teachers and students to explore, discover, observe and apply real-world context to the lessons learned in school. There’s always something exciting going on at Zoo Atlanta including animal keeper talks, training demonstrations, shows, animal encounters and more! Specific educational programs can be added. Content covers Georgia Performance Standards for your grade in a lively, engaging format. Program activity packets developed by Zoo staff and certified Georgia teachers include activities to conduct with your class prior to your visit, right after your program while at the Zoo, and once you return to the classroom.

Fernbank Museum

A grade specific education program at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History makes for a great addition to any trip. Choose your program from weather, dinosaurs, earthquakes and Georgia’s plants and animals. Choose an IMAX movie to see, selections will depend upon what is available during your trip dates.