Distance Learning

A Park Ranger presents a virtual field trip program
A Park Ranger conducts a virtual field trip program

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Virtual Field Trips


Distance learning programs for the 2023-2024 school year include six diifferent Virtual Field Trip Ranger Programs each based upon a critical focus question and perfect for remote or classroom learning sessions, and for document and inquiry-based learning goals and assessments.

Choose one of the following six programs and focus question to investigate, then watch an introductory film from the Gettysburg battlefield, review primary source documents in your classroom, then conclude with a virtual ranger presentation and Q &A session. Your students will then be able to draw their own evidence-based answer to the focus question!

We can accommodate elementary, middle, and high school sessions from 10 to 100 students at a time, and can present up to four sessions each day, primarily on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

*Note: These programs are designed and intended for school and other groups, including Homeschool Co-Ops. For family and individual homeschool opportunities, please visit our Programming for Families and Homeschools page. Students and families are also encouraged to take a Virtual Tour of the Battlefield as well as 3D Tours of some of the famous buildings on the battlefield!


Our Virtual Field Trip Programs for the 2023-2024 school year are:

Grade Level: Elementary and Lower-Middle (Grades 3-6)
Essential/Focus Question: After having served in a Civil War army for three months, would you decide to re-enlist to serve for three years? Why? Why not?

Grade Level: Elementary and Middle (Grades 3-8)
Essential/Focus Question: Did Lincoln's 1863 Gettysburg trip and speech make a difference in the Civil War?

Grade Level: Middle and High School (Grades 6-12)
Essential/Focus Question: Which moments were the turning points of the Battle of Gettysburg? Of the Civil War?

Grade Level: Middle and High School (Grades 6-12)
Essential Question: What were the decision points and consequences for Gettysburg's residents, especially African American residents, during and after the battle?

Grade Level: Upper-Middle and High School (6-12)
Essential/Focus Question: Were the consequences of war, including the destruction and loss of life at Gettysburg, necessary to resolve the country’s issues?

Monumental Issues
Grade Level: Upper-Middle and High School (8-12)
Essential/Focus Question: How can monuments help or hinder a full understanding of the Civil War and American history?


How To Reserve

To Begin Your Reservation Request for any of our Virtual Field Trip programs, please email our education team the following information:

Subject Line: Virtual Field Trip

[ ] Name of School/Organization/Family
[ ] Street Address
[ ] City, State, Zip
[ ] School/Contact Phone #
[ ] Teacher/Leader Contact
[ ] Teacher/Leader Email
[ ] Grade(s)
[ ] Number of Students/Participants
[ ] Number of Classes, if applicable
[ ] Specific Virtual Field Trip of Interest
[ ] Virtual Learning Platform (Zoom, Teams, etc)
[ ] Possible Dates/Times for Program
[ ] Additional Questions/Comments

Note: All Programs and Procedures are subject to change.

Last updated: October 3, 2023

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