The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier: All Educational Experiences include a visit to the engaging and student-friendly museum that tells the story of the 3,000,000 Americans who fought in the Civil War. A structured audio tour leads students through lifelike environments and engages them in interactive learning while they hear the words of their “comrade” -a real Civil War soldier–describing his life in camp, on the march and in battle. State-of-the-art digital audio players bring amazing high-tech quality to the tour.
- Four-Hour Educational Experience: Please choose two programs to add to your tour of The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. (Lunch break and museum store visit included.)
- Five-Hour Educational Experience: Please choose three programs to add to your tour of The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. (Lunch break and museum store visit included.)
- Six-Hour Educational Experience: This experience includes all the programs and your tour of The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. (Lunch break and museum store visit included.)
Tudor Hall Plantation provides an educational setting to learn how free and enslaved Virginia families lived more than 150 years ago. Our educators lead students in learning opportunities to explore the material culture of these Virginia families, providing insight into how diverse groups of Southerners lived, worked, and interacted with one another. This comparison allows students to discover what freedom really meant to the men and women who sought it so dearly.
VA SOL’s addressed: History and Social Sciences – VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.8, USI.9, VUS.1, VUS.6, VUS.7; English – ENG 4.1, ENG 4.2, ENG 5.1, ENG 6.1, ENG 6.2
Students discover the importance of the environment, terrain and the evolution of tactics throughout the war, while reinforcing the names of key leaders and the important battles in which they fought. Students learn the story of one soldier who faced the terror of combat on the very battlefield of Pamplin Historical Park. We will show you the park’s original Confederate earthworks and full-scale re-created earthworks, to assist students in visualizing and appreciating Civil War battles as never before.
VA SOL’s addressed: History and Social Sciences – VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.9, VUS.1, VUS.7; English – ENG 4.2, ENG 6.2; Mathematics – MATH 6.1
In this interactive classroom program students will come to realize that the Civil War was not a spontaneous event. Students will learn the controversies and compromises that led to Southern secession, the social and economic differences between the North and South, and the role of slavery in dividing the country. Bar graphs and mathematics help to illustrate why Southern planters opposed abolition. A large puzzle map of the United States graphically demonstrates the conflict over the continued expansion of slavery in the United States.
Virginia SOL Addressed: History and Social Sciences – VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.2, USI.8, USI.9, VUS.1, VUS.6, VUS.7; English – ENG 4.1, ENG 4.2, ENG 5.1, ENG 6.1, ENG 6.2; Mathematics – MATH 4.4, MATH 4.14, MATH 5.4, MATH 6.1; Science – SCI 4.1, SCI 5.1, SCI 6.1
Pamplin Historical Park now offers an extended 49-minute version of the film “War So Terrible” for high school students. The film vividly portrays Civil War combat as seen through the eyes of soldiers from both sides. (Note: This film contains graphic images of Civil War combat. Viewer discretion is advised.)
Experience the life of a Civil War soldier, in camp, on the march, and on the drill field. Our interpreter will teach your students how average citizens learned to be soldiers by putting students through the very military drill practiced by new recruits. The interpreter also provides a weapons demonstration, showing our program of Load in Nine Times. Students will learn how soldiers survived non-combat threats to include camp food, punishments, and diseases.
VA SOL’s addressed: History and Social Sciences – VS.1, VS.7, USI.1, USI.9, VUS.1, VUS.7, English – ENG 4.1, ENG 4.2, ENG 5.1, ENG 6.2, Science – SCI 6.5
Students are placed in the midst of the tumultuous Reconstruction era as witnesses to history at Ford’s Theater, observers of the post-war South, and participants in the newly won voting rights for African Americans. Video technology brings the sights, sounds, and voices of Reconstruction to life, allowing students to understand the divisive opinions throughout the country as the United States tried to rebuild. Students will learn about the difficulties, accomplishments, and failures of Reconstruction.
VA SOL’s addressed: History and Social Sciences – VS.1, VS.8, USII.1, USII.3, VUS.1, VUS.7, English – ENG 4.1, ENG 4.2, ENG 4.4, ENG 5.1, ENG 5.4, ENG 6.2, ENG 6.4