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Plan a Field Trip

Plan a field trip to Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania with the help of our education coordinator. Field trips are curriculum-based and designed to augment classroom studies of the American Civil War and help students meet Virginia Standards of Learning for Social Studies.

Curriculum Materials

The following materials are available online, to supplement existing curriculum, and provide students learning oppurtunities:

  • Community at War (Virtual Classroom, 3rd-4th Grade) This online classroom explores the experience of war in Fredericksburg through interactive activities, primary sources, and multimedia.
  • History and Memory: Contrasting the Civil War South in Film and Primary Documents (Lesson Plan, 9th-12th Grade) In this lesson, students examine parts of the personal narrative of John Washington, an enslaved man who claimed freedom during the Civil War, to gain a better understanding of his life. Students compare and contrast what they have learned with their prior knowledge and how slavery is depicted in media and film.

Last updated: November 8, 2021

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