For Teachers


The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park invites you to explore Canal Classrooms!
Featuring K-12 educational programs and learning resources, Canal Classrooms is developed in collaboration with local schoolteachers and supports national/state learning standards. More than 50,000 students have explored the C&O Canal, connecting with history, nature, science and outdoor recreation. We look forward to serving as an educational resource for you and your students!

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Canal Voices Contest

A Virtual Contest for teachers and students to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the C&O Canal National Historical Park

View from the front of a canal boat looking out on the towpath and watered canal

Professional Development

Would you like to spend your summer on the C&O Canal? Teachers, learn more about summer professional development opportunities.

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Canal Field Trips

Interested in bringing your students to the C&O Canal? Learn more about Canal Field Trips and classroom materials.

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Curriculum Materials

Browse lesson plans, primary sources, and other education materials to use in your classroom!

Spring bluebells bloom along the towpath

Distance Learning

Check out virtual learning opportunities for your students!

Park Ranger leading youth group on an educational program at the C&O Canal.

Teacher Resources Hub

A hub of resources for your students to learn, explore, and discover even more about the C&O Canal and the National Park Service.

Children enjoying a visit to the C&O Canal

Canal Kid Activities

Outdoors, online, or both? Canal Kids, explore dozens of activities featuring history, nature, geology, recreation, art, and more!

Canal Classrooms Corps Teachers at the C&O Canal

Canal Classrooms Corps

Comprised of retired teachers, educators and professionals, the Canal Classroom Corps deliver education programs with C&O Canal Rangers.

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Every Kid Outdoors

Hey fourth graders! See America's natural wonders and historical sites for free!

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Education Partners

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is grateful for the many park partners and school partners that support Canal Classrooms!

Last updated: August 25, 2021

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142 W. Potomac St.
Williamsport, MD 21795



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