• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Professional Development

Curriculum Materials

Fort Donelson National Battlefield would like to recommend some additional resources for your classroom, developed by our partner the Civil War Trust. These lesson plans and classroom activities were developed with NPS staff and fellow educators. On this website, too, you will see maps and resources associated with the Battle of Fort Donelson.

Curriculum Materials

Many are surprised to learn that Tennessee is second only to Virginia when it comes to the number of Civil War battles fought. This website can shed some more light on that, and provide you with some compelling primary documents associated with the Civil War in Tennessee.

Curriculum Materials

Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Fort Donelson National Cemetery welcomes you and your students to this very special place. At Fort Donelson you can learn about this most important February, 1862, battle, about some of the people involved in this battle...and about some of the beautiful flora, fauna, and other wildlife that calls Fort Donelson home.