For Teachers

A reenactor doing a demonstration for Fort Stevens visitors.
A reenactor educating visitors during a demonstration at Fort Stevens.


In the Classroom

Looking for Civil War history lessons based right here in D.C.? The National Park Service has many Online Resources for educators, including:

  • Civil War Archelogy
  • Lesson Plans
  • Podcasts
  • Virtural Museum Exhibits
  • Online Textbooks
  • Historical Themes


We also invite educators who are teaching Civil War and/or Washington, D.C. history to take a look at the "Historical Context for Fort Circle Parks." This document provides a framework for making connections between local resources and history and the broader contexts of the Civil War and our nation's social history.

Please contact us if you are interested in arranging for site visits and Ranger programs for the classroom.

Last updated: September 29, 2021

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