Utilizing the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Social Studies, Science, ELA, and Mathematics, students in Pre-Kindergarten-12th grades will be challenged to make real world connections through hands-on learning experiences as they explore the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.
The Boyhood Farm was owned by Earl Carter, Jimmy's father, from 1928 until the late 1940s. Jimmy Carter lived here from the age of four until he departed for college. The farm is restored to its appearance before electricity was installed in 1938. Students will have the opportunity to learn about President Carter's childhood as they spend a day on the farm participating in standards-based cross-curricular activities.
The Plains Train Depot
The Depot contains a self-guided museum with exhibits focusing on the 1976 Presidential Campaign. It served as a train depot from 1888 to 1951, when passenger service to the area was discontinued. The building was opened in 1976 as Jimmy Carter's Presidential Campaign Headquarters.
Plains High School
Plains High School serves as the park museum/visitor center. Visitors find a restored and furnished classroom, principal's office and auditorium. Other rooms feature exhibits that explain the Carters' lives in Plains, including political and business careers, education, family, religion and post presidency. There is a 25 minute video that focuses on the life and accomplishments of Jimmy Carter told by those who know him best, his friends, neighbors and family.