On this page, teachers can: 1) Learn about an orientation DVD available to them; 2) Obtain a copy of the park's teacher packet; 3) Gain access to Lesson Plans; and 4) Learn how to schedule a field trip to the park, including how to request a fee waiver.
1. Teachers may request to borrow a copy of the park's two orientation videos, "Honor Answers Honor" and "The Appomattox Campaign" available on DVD. Each program is about 15 minutes in length. Contact the education coordinator, Ranger Brandon Chamberlain, to make the request. This offering is free, but please return the DVD so others may use it and this offering can remain free.
2. The park's teacher packet is intended to provide background information about how the armies came to meet at Appomattox Court House, and what brought about the surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. There are also copies of historic documents, study questions, and learning activities for young learners. This is a .pdf file that is intended for educational purposes and may be copied in part, or in total.
3. Lesson Plans meeting national and Virginia Standards of Learning are available to teachers and home schoolers at no charge through the Curriculum Materials link.
4. To avoid "double bookings," field trips should be scheduled with the educational coordinator, Ranger Brandon Chamberlain. Please refer to the "Appomattox Group Reservation Form" to see if your group qualifies for a fee waiver. Call (or leave a message) with Ranger Chamberlain with the date and time before submitting the reservation form. If you have to leave a message, he will return your call as soon as possible. It is important to avoid double booking. Thank you for your help.
Educational Resources contact: Ranger Brandon Chamberlain preferably via e-mail or at 434-352-8987 x 231
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Did You Know?
Colonel Charles Marshall, Lee's aide-de-camp, was the great-nephew of Chief Justice John Marshall. Charles Marshall chose the site of the surrender meeting and was the only Confederate present in the McLean House besides General Lee.