Horse Trail Closure
Due to extensive recent rains, the Horse Trail at the Battlefield is temporarily closed. Equestrians will be permitted to ride the road shoulder on the Tour Road. Entrance fees do apply to horseback riders; please pay at Visitor Center.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) Social Studies Standards AddressedA table listing the NYSED Social Studies Standards addressed by our educational programs, materials, and resources is available as a downloadable PDF document (51.1 kb).
VIRTUAL TOUR and SCAVENGER HUNTWant to tour the Battlefield, but can't actually be here? No problem! We have a virtual tour of the battlefield, AND a "Scavenger Hunt" for your students as they follow the tour. The Scavenger Hunt activity is found below as a downloadable PDF file.
TEACHER RESOURCE GUIDEOur Teacher Resource Guide is here, and available as a downloadable PDF file! This set of ready-made resources is designed for use at the elementary and middle-school levels (grade 4-7). Just click, download, print and photocopy.
The individual activities and their answer keys are also available as single materials:Introductory letter (68.5 kb)
"Why Here?" -- map activity (162 kb) --and-- Why Here answer key ( 173 kb)
SUBJECT(S): E.L.A.(ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS)
"Building an Army" -- structure of an 18th century army (71.5 kb) --and-- Building an Army answer key (92.2 kb)
SUBJECT(S):SOCIAL STUDIES, MATH
"Time Flies By" -- chronologies and timelines (65.4 kb)
SUBJECT(S):SOCIAL STUDIES, E.L.A.
"On Hallowed Ground" -- worksheet for Battlefield road tour (106 kb) --and--On Hallowed Ground answer key (137 kb)
Student Research Packet (Elementary level)
Are your students doing a research paper on the Battle of Saratoga or the American Revolution and you're looking for great material? We can help!
Our Student Research Packet (PDF file, 2.26 MB) is full of pictures, maps, illustrations, and information about soldiers during the Battle of Saratoga, weapons of the American Revolution, uniforms, food, important people at the Battle of Saratoga, and more. And it's FREE!
We're not doing research for the students, but we are providing some excellent information...probably more than they'll need for their project.
Don't let "elementary" fool you! There's lots of great info in the Packet for middle-school level projects too.
Download your Student Research Packet! (PDF file, 2.26 MB)
Teaching with Historic PlacesTeaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's "National Register of Historic Places" to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects.
TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom. These resources are available on their website.
"Honored Places" Teachers' Guide
The National Park Service in 2007 released a five-lesson teachers' guide that embodies the compelling character of history and the complex connections between people and events of the American Revolution.
A downloadable copy of this document is available in PDF form.
The park is now able to offer a new program for middle school students: Immersion Programs. These present unique opportunities for students to experience life as a soldier in the American Revolution.
Spaces for these programs are limited -- call Saratoga National Historical Park's Visitor Center at 518-664-9821 ext. 1777 for details.
Did You Know?
The “Boot Monument” at Saratoga National Historical Park commemorates the deeds of Benedict Arnold on the American side at the Battles of Saratoga. His name doesn’t appear on the monument, but not because of any laws against doing so; no such laws exist. The absence is due to his later treason.