January 15, 2014
We hope the 2013-2014 school year is going well for everyone!
There are still many options available for visiting Gettysburg (such as Licensed Battlefield Guides, film, cyclorama and Museum), and all of them, including procedures for reservations, are outlined in the pdf "Best Field Trip Ever!" planning kit on this website.
BEST FIELD TRIP EVER! (pdf)
But below are the dates STILL AVAILABLE for Ranger Field Programs for the Spring 2014 season (as of January 16, 2014), as well as a link to the Reservation Form pdf for spring programs, and more.
SPRING RANGER FIELD PROGRAMS are still available on the following dates:
March 31-- for two a.m. classes
April 1-- for two a.m. and two p.m. classes
April 3-- for one p.m. class
April 7-- for two p.m. classes
April 8-- for two p.m. classes
April 14-- for one p.m. class
April 17-- for two a.m. classes
Sorry, but all of our Traveling Trunks are completely booked for the 2013-2014 school year. Dates and reservation request forms for the 2014-2015 school year will be available on this website in mid-August 2014. Feel free to download the traveling trunk teacher's guide for lesson plans that may be adapted for your students without the trunk itself!
Thank you for making Gettysburg National Military Park a part of your school year!
Barbara J. Sanders
NPS RESERVATION FORMS (pdf)
"The Best Field Trip Ever!" Planning Kit
SATELLITE BROADCASTS FOR SCHOOLS
Gettysburg National Military Park, in cooperation with the Gettysburg Foundation, sponsors a satellite broadcast targeted for the school classroom. The DVD of the 2010 broadcast, "Big Deal at Gettysburg: The Value of Historic Places" is now available for purchase from the Gettysburg Foundation or through the bookstore at (717)334-1124, extension 6002. For additional information and lesson plans on this program and future broadcast projects, visit our Satellite Broadcast Page.
THE RICHARD BARTOL, Jr. EDUCATOR'S CONFERENCE 2014
The Richard Bartol, Jr. Educators' Conference in Gettysburg is for educators who teach the Civil War era to middle school students in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C., and face challenges in connecting students to the Civil War or lack the necessary tools and approaches to effectively engage their students in Civil War exploration. Click here for conference information and to register.
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Did You Know?
The tiny home of widow Lydia Leister was used by Union General George G. Meade for his headquarters during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.