For Teachers


Parks as Classrooms

Brand New for 2021! “History Labs” are small kits containing complete place-based and hands-on lesson instructions and materials that teachers reserve and pick-up at the Education Office for the day of your field trip.

Check out the “Best Field Trip Ever!” planning kit to prepare for your 2021-2022 school year field trip; For virtual lesson ideas for this school year, go to the Curriculum Materials section of this website for lesson booklets that you can download and adapt for your students today!

Programs for Families and Homeschools

We have a lot of great virtual programs (and challenges) lined up for families and homeschools, including Mystery History Adventures and student video challenges!

Professional Development

New for the 2020-2021 schoolyear, a weekly video series titled "Into The Stacks," featuring primary source documents from the Park library and archives, along with ideas for their use in your classroom. Information on our annual Teachers' Professional Workshops to be posted soon.

Distance Learning

Distance learning programs for the 2020-2021 school year include ten diifferent Virtual Field Trip Ranger Programs each based upon a critical focus question as well as student video challenges for each of the months of the school year.

Educational Outreach

All outreach material shipments (Traveling Trunks and Traveling Maps) have been cancelled at least until January 2021, when we will assess and reavulate COVID-Related guidelines and procedures. To be added to the mailing list to reserve for next year, write to e-mail us.

The Great Task Youth Leadership Programs

Visit the American Battlefield Trust website for more information and to apply.


Last updated: September 10, 2020

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