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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Standards of Learning

The following standards of learning objectives appy to the state of Virginia only. Educators within the state can plan an educational visit to the Battlefield that will fulfill certain standards set by the state.

Prisoners of Petersburg

English: K.2, K.3, 1.1, 1.3, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2
History and Social Sciences: K.1, 1.1, 1.2, 3.13, 4.1, 4.4, 4.7, 5.7, 5.9, 11.6, 11.17

Portrait of a Soldier

English: 3.1, 4.1, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2
History and Social Sciences: 3.12, 3.13, 4.1, 4.4, 4.7, 5.3, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 11.6, 11.17

A City Under Siege

English: 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1
History and Social Sciences: 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.10, 4.1, 4.2, 5.6, 5.7, 5.9, 11.6, 11.15, 11.17

Woe to the Wounded

English: 3.1, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1
History and Social Sciences: 3.13, 4.4, 4.7, 5.7, 5.9

A Slave, A Plantation, A War

English: K.1, K.2, K.3, 1.1, 2.3, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1
History and Social Sciences: K.1, K.5, K.6, 1.1, 1.2, 2.9, 3.3, 3.7, 3.10, 3.13, 4.1, 4.4, 5.3, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9, 5.10, 11.6, 11.17

Did You Know?

President Lincoln and General Grant at the Wallace House

Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant and Army of the Potomac Commander George G. Meade met with Abraham Lincoln on April 3, 1865 at the Thomas Wallace house on Market Street in Petersburg. President Lincoln visited Petersburg again on April 7, 1865. (Petersburg National Battlefield)