For Teachers

Ranger David Wooldridge demonstrates the banjo and discusses its significance to Appomattox Court House and the cultural exchange involved.
Ranger telling school students about the banjo.


Teachers- thinking about bringing your students to the park or looking for classroom activities and resources?

Click on the categories to the left to learn about the programs offered for field trips, access lesson plans and materials, and link to the park's educational on-line activities.

Programs: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park offers school groups a wide variety of special educational programs. In order to ensure your visit goes the way you like, click on these links: program descriptions, reservations, and directions.

Multi-site Field Trip: A joint effort involving Appomattox Court House NHP, American Civil War Museum at Appomattox, and the Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center lead to the development of multiple lessons to help students achieve various cultural, earth and life science learning objectives that are correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning. A brochure is available describing the programs with an example of an itinerary and program costs.

Lesson plans: Click on Curriculum Materials on the left for ready to go lesson plans. These lesson plans are standards aligned and available as a pdf for teachers to print out. By clicking on Curriculum Materials you will have access to many useful materials and resources for purposeful pre and post visit classroom exercises, as well.

On-line activities: For engaging and educational ideas to do over the internet in the classroom or at home, click on Curriculum Materials on the left.

For inquiries, please contact Educational Resources Ranger Brandon Chamberlain preferably via e-mail or at 434-352-8987 x 231

Mail may be addressed to:
Appomattox Court House NHP
Attn: Brandon Chamberlain
P.O. Box 218
Appomattox, VA 24522


Last updated: September 28, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
P.O. Box 218

Appomattox, VA 24522


(434) 352-8987 x226

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