August 10th, 2012
06:45 AM ET

A history lesson among the gravestones

by Jeff DeHayes and Jordan Bienstock, CNN

(CNN) It's been said that dead men tell no tales. But don't try telling that to anyone at Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery.

Nestled into the middle of the downtown area, Oakland is as much for the living as the departed, its grounds sharing a wealth of historical information and cultural heritage. David Moore, executive director of the Historic Oakland Foundation, says that's what makes the cemetery a perfect environment for education.

The Schools of Thought staff joined a group of Georgia students recently on a visit to Oakland Cemetery, and witnessed the experience of learning history among the gravestones.

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  1. RayS

    I love visiting Oakland! I sometimes volunteer to be a character for the Halloween tours. But anytime is a great time to visit and learn. This was a nice piece-enjoyed it immensley.

    August 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  2. annamaria1965

    This is great! I'm going to share with friends and my son's school!

    August 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  3. Patricia Febles

    Amen, sister! You have it so right!

    August 10, 2012 at 7:37 am |