For Teachers

Trainers gives musket firing demonstration
Visitors watch a musket firing demonstration

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield offers a variety of educational opportunities for schools, including field trips and ranger visits to the classroom. Schools are welcome to visit Wilson's Creek National Battlefield at any time throughout the year. However, special educational programs along the tour road are available only during April and May each year. Teachers planning a visit should make a reservation by calling 417-732-2662 and asking for the Education Coordinator. No e-mail requests, please. Reservations for a spring visit may be made after October 1.

 
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Virtual Civil War

Design your own digital learning adventure

Virtual park tours, Junior Ranger books, lesson plans, videos, fun activities, photo galleries, primary source documents, virtual exhibits, timelines, and more.

Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War

Locations west of the Mississipi River that played pivotal roles, including Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Scott National Historic Site, and Arkansas Post National Memorial

Other Civil War Park Resources

 
 

 
Living history demonstrators dressed as soldiers march into battle
Living history demonstrators dressed as 3rd Missouri Infantry soldiers march into battle at Wilson's Creek (still from park film)

National Park Service

Virtual Civil War
Digital Learning Resources (complete list)

National Park Service Digital Education Resources

Library of Congress Education Resources

Includes educational materials such as primary source sets, lesson plans, presentations, and collection connections that meet Missouri Learning Standards)

Civil War Timelines & Other Resources

Trans-Mississippi Theater of the Civil War

Locations west of the Mississipi River that played pivotal roles, including Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Scott National Historic Site, and Arkansas Post National Memorial

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield (Missouri)

Pea Ridge National Military Park (Arkansas)

https://www.nps.gov/peri/index.htm

Fort Smith National Historic Site (Arkansas)

https://www.nps.gov/fosm/index.htm

Fort Scott National Historic Site (Kansas)

https://www.nps.gov/fosc/index.htm

Arkansas Post National Memorial (Arkansas)
https://www.nps.gov/arpo/index.htm

Other Civil War Park Resources

Georgia

Andersonville National Historic Site
https://www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

Fort Pulaski National Monument
https://www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm

Illinois

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
https://www.nps.gov/liho/index.htm

Indiana

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
https://www.nps.gov/libo/index.htm

Maryland

Antietam National Battlefield
https://www.nps.gov/anti/index.htm

Fort Foote Park
https://www.nps.gov/fofo/index.htm


Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park
https://www.nps.gov/hatu/index.htm


Monocacy National Battlefield
https://www.nps.gov/mono/index.htm

Clara Barton House National Historic Site
https://www.nps.gov/clba/index.htm

Mississippi

Vicksburg National Military Park
https://www.nps.gov/vick/index.htm

Pennsylvania

Gettysburg National Military Park
https://www.nps.gov/gett/index.htm


South Carolina

Ft. Sumter and Ft. Moultrie National Historic Park


Reconstruction Era National Historic Park
https://www.nps.gov/reer/index.htm

Tennessee

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
https://www.nps.gov/chch/index.htm


Shiloh National Military Park
https://www.nps.gov/shil/index.htm

  • Updated info about the nesting bald eagles (Eagle webcam is offline)

https://www.nps.gov/shil/learn/nature/shiloheagles.htm

https://www.nps.gov/shil/learn/education/classrooms/curriculummaterials.htm

  • Civil War songs and other videos

https://www.nps.gov/shil/learn/photosmultimedia/videos.htm

Virginia

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
https://www.nps.gov/apco/index.htm

  • Digital Junior Ranger Program

https://www.nps.gov/apco/learn/kidsyouth/beajuniorranger.htm

  • Podcast

https://www.nps.gov/apco/learn/photosmultimedia/appomattox-court-house-podcasts.htm

  • Curriculum Materials

https://www.nps.gov/apco/learn/education/teacher-packet-outline.htm

  • Virtual Tour

https://www.nps.gov/apco/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm

  • Videos (including Lantern Tours at Appomattox Courthouse)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMk1Vt9JtE-5S0d_KGMM98A

Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial
https://www.nps.gov/arho/index.htm

  • Virtual Tour

https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/virtual-tour.htm

https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/people.htm

  • Lee Family

https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/the-lee-family.htm

  • Custis Family

https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/the-custis-graves.htm

  • Enslaved Families:

https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/slavery.htm

https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/gray.htm

  • Rare photo of Selina Gray

https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/rare-photograph-of-selina-gray.htm

  • Stories including Christmas at Arlington

https://www.nps.gov/arho/learn/historyculture/christmas.htm


Civil War Defenses of Washington and Fort Circle Parks
https://www.nps.gov/cwdw/index.htm

  • Video, “Defenses of Washington”

https://www.nps.gov/cwdw/learn/photosmultimedia/index.htm

  • Multimedia - A Soldiers Letter from Ft Marcy

https://www.nps.gov/cwdw/learn/photosmultimedia/fort-marcy-letter.htm

  • Then and Now Pictures:

https://www.nps.gov/cwdw/learn/photosmultimedia/then-and-now-pictures-of-the-civil-war-defenses-of-washington.htm

  • Junior Ranger

https://www.nps.gov/cwdw/learn/kidsyouth/index.htm

  • Curriculum (including Fort Circle parks)

https://www.nps.gov/cwdw/learn/education/index.htm

Fort Monroe National Monument
https://www.nps.gov/fomr/index.htm

  • Multimedia (videos with audio description)

https://www.nps.gov/fomr/learn/photosmultimedia/fighting-for-equality-audio-described-videos.htm

http://www.archive.org/stream/souvenirofoldpoi00kimb#page/n15/mode/2up

Fredricksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
https://www.nps.gov/frsp/index.htm

  • Junior Ranger books (four different ones)

https://www.nps.gov/frsp/learn/kidsyouth/beajuniorranger.htm

https://www.nps.gov/frsp/learn/education/classrooms/curriculummaterials.htm

https://www.nps.gov/frsp/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm

  • History and Memory: Contrasting the Civil War South in Film and Primary Documents

https://www.nps.gov/teachers/classrooms/history-and-memory-contrasting-the-civil-war-south-in-film-and-primary-documents.htm

Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park
https://www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm

https://www.nps.gov/hafe/learn/education/classrooms/curriculummaterials.htm


Manassas National Battlefield Park
https://www.nps.gov/mana/index.htm

Petersburg National Battlefield
https://www.nps.gov/pete/index.htm


Richmond National Battlefield Park
https://www.nps.gov/rich/index.htm

https://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?pg=3614022&id=1E9FC80F-155D-451F-67E76DBB33A5D02B

 

Last updated: October 24, 2021

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