Parks as Classrooms
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Not only are National Parks "America's Best Idea," but they also make excellent classrooms! Are you a teacher who would like to enhance your curriculum with resources from Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania? Explore the following pages for ideas!
Bring the park to your students!
Explore the curriculum materials compiled by park historians, including a lesson plan on the Battle of Fredericksburg and a classroom based program on the legacy of the National Park Service.
Want a more hands-on experience? Consider our Travelling Trunk program! This allows students to analyze the experiences of soldiers and civilians during the Civil War by trying on uniforms, examining the contents of a soldier's haversack, and reading letters from the 1860s.
There is nothing quite like the experience of visiting an historic site, and field trips are a great way to encourage your students to engage with history. Plan a field trip to Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania with the help of our education coordinator!
Learn more about teachers and the NPS:
Would you like to include other national parks in your curriculum? Learn more about the relationship between teachers and the organization? Explore the National Park Service's page for teachers.