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  • Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    A Question of Loyalties: Mount Welby During the War of 1812 (Political Systems)

    A Question of Loyalties: Mount Welby During the War of 1812 (Political Systems)

    Oxon Cove Park has a rich history that includes the story of the Debutts, a British family that came to America in the late 1700s. The Debutts family finally settled on a hilltop overlooking the Potomac River that today is known as Oxon Cove Park. It is from this hilltop that Mrs. DeButts witnessed the British capture of Alexandria and the Burning of Washington. The family even found Congreve Rockets on this hill!

  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

    Becoming Trail Stewards: Preserving and Making History on the Star-Spangled Banner Trail

    The goal of the Trail Stewards program is to empower local communities to become the caretakers of the Star Spangled Banner Trail. This guide will provide an introduction to the concepts of place-based and project-based learning which are the backbone of any hands-on learning experience. A project-based learning module on the War of 1812 was created by the Trail’s Teacher-Ranger-Teachers and can be used as a model for a community specific project and explore the War of 1812 with students.

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Fort Scavenger Hunt for Grades 2-4

    Fort Scavenger Hunt for Grades 2-4

    This is a teacher-led activity to be done on site at the fort. The scavenger hunt functions as an interactive, self-guided fort tour for students. The student worksheet requires them to answer several questions as they visit various locations inside the fort.

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Cannons and Casemates: Self-guided Fort Tour

    Cannons and Casemates: Self-guided Fort Tour

    This is a teacher-guided activity to be done on-site at the fort. Students will learn about the fort's construction and history. Plentiful photographs and a fort map will assist teachers in leading this tour through the fort.

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    The Other Side of Fort Pulaski: Walking Tour Outside the Fort

    The Other Side of Fort Pulaski: Walking Tour Outside the Fort

    This is a teacher-led activity to be done on site at the fort. The teacher will lead a walk around the outside of the fort to show students dramatic battle damage from the Civil War battle, including projectiles that are still lodged in the brick walls. It also highlights the salt marsh ecology on Cockspur Island, and shows how human influence has repeatedly changed the island’s environment over time.

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-visit Word Search for Grades 4-6

    Pre-visit Word Search for Grades 4-6

    This word search activity is designed to be used as a pre-visit activity before bringing your students to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-visit Student Worksheet

    Pre-visit Student Worksheet

    This is a worksheet for students to do prior to their visit to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-visit Graphic Organizer

    Pre-visit Graphic Organizer

    Students can complete the spider acitivty as a pre-visit activity prior to making a field trip to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-visit Crossword Puzzle

    Pre-visit Crossword Puzzle

    Students can review the history of Fort Pulaski while completing this crossword puzzle. It serves as a pre-visit activity before taking a field trip to Fort Pulaski. Answers are included.

  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    Pre-visit Teacher Backgrounder

    Pre-visit Teacher Backgrounder

    Standing guard at the mouth of the Savannah River, Fort Pulaski was the gateway to Savannah. This document provides a quick overview of the fort's history and important role during the Civil War.

Did You Know?

Troops assembling on the Fort McHenry parade.

Fort McHenry was garrisoned by Union troops during the Civil War. The fort served as a prison throughout the war.