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Antietam National Battlefield, P.O. Box 158, Sharpsburg, MD 21782 Call (301) 432-5124 or visit our website at

Visit Antietam's web page for more information on educational opportunities. Reservations are required for visits by school groups. Call (301) 432-4567.

Angels of the Battlefield

This is a role-playing activity. Students will re-create the Battle of Antietam. Students will discuss how they would feel before and during the battle, and about the care they received afterwards. They will also dramatize medical care, field hospitals, and Clara Barton's role as a nurse. In case of bad weather, this program cannot be done inside. Group size: 30-100 students. Time: 45-60 minutes.

Clara Barton National Historic Site, 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo, MD 20812. Call (301) 492-6245 or visit our webiste at

Clara Barton
Clara Barton

The National Park Service, Clara Barton National Historic Site offers curriculum based educational programs for student groups, at no charge, by reservation. Parks as Classrooms Programs are offered September - June on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Group size is limited to 30 students maximum and 8 students minimum.

These programs were developed in partnership with the Montgomery County, Maryland school system. They are designed to meet various curriculum goals and objectives, and are available to any student group of the appropriate age for the program. Home school and community youth groups are encouraged to contact the site for information concerning modified versions of the Parks as Classrooms Programs or summer programs.

Clara Barton Needs You:This program is suitable for students in grades K-3. Clara Barton lived in her Glen Echo home from 1897 - 1912. Miss Barton's home also served as National Headquarters for the American Red Cross, a supply warehouse for disaster relief supplies and as a residence for American Red Cross staff members and volunteers.

The Clara Barton Needs You program focuses on Miss Barton's accomplishments and the important role volunteers played in the operations of the early American Red Cross. Students visiting Clara Barton National Historic Site learn how American Red Cross volunteers helped victims of natural disasters, and what it would have been like to have lived and worked in Miss Barton's home.

The Dreams of Many People Converge in Glen Echo: This program is suitable for students in grades 4-6. Glen Echo, Maryland evolved as a community based upon the dreams of Edward and Edwin Baltzley. In 1891, the Baltzley brothers established a National Chautauqua Assembly in the Maryland countryside near Washington, D.C. Their dreams of an educational and cultural community provided a unique opportunity for Clara Barton. The Glen Echo development offered Miss Barton an opportunity to realize her dreams of establishing a permanent National Headquarters for the American Red Cross.

The Dreams of Many People Converge in Glen Echo program blends the unique link between two National Park Service sites, Clara Barton National Historic Site and Glen Echo Park. The program focuses on Miss Barton's lifetime of service to others, how she formed her dreams of an American Red Cross and how she worked towards accomplishing her dreams.

Greenbelt Park, National Capital Parks-East, 6565 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Call (301) 344-3944 or visit our website at

Mary McLeod Bethune - Grades - All

Wilma Rudolph - Grades - All

Mary McLeod Bethune NHS, National Capital Parks-East, 1318 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005. Call (202) 673-2402 or visit our website at

Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune

There's History in Things - Grades 9 - 12

Community Stories - Grades 6 -12

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm, National Capital Parks-East, 6411 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Call (301) 839-1176 or visit our website at

Women's Work on the Farm - Grades K-6