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Civil War Trust's Top Educational Resources

Did you know that, in keeping with its mission, the Civil War Trust provides free educational programs to inform the next generation about the vital role battlefields played in determining the course of our nation’s history?

Teachers: With the school year getting underway, make sure you are taking advantage of all these FREE educational resources at your disposal!

Download the Civil War Curriculum

The Civil War Trust Curriculum is a set of nine standards-based lesson plans and one final exam, developed by teachers for students at the Elementary, Middle and High school level.

Join the Teachers Regiment

The Civil War Trust Teachers Regiment is a community of educators passionate about American history and its dissemination in the classroom.  Ideas are shared, lessons are learned, and perks are awarded.

Sign up for the Traveling Trunk

The Civil War Traveling Trunk program provides reproduction artifacts, books, music and other various materials for teachers to utilize during their Civil War instruction, allowing students to have a hands-on experience.

Apply for the Field Trip Fund

Apply for a grant to cover up to $1,500 of your next field trip and get your kids out on the battlefield where their imaginations can take over.

Watch our In4 Videos

Watch these 4 minute videos on basic, compelling aspects of Civil War history.  Use them to add spice to almost any lesson!

Attend FREE Professional Development Events

Take tours with historians, engage in workshops, and discover a community of passionate, like-minded educators — Civil War Trust Professional Development events will help you enrich your Civil War instruction.

Get Involved in Our Contests - Sponsored by History ®

Teachers and students can participate in national contests--essay, postcard, and lesson plan--with cash prizes with categories meant to explore and excite a deeper Civil War education.

Visit our Educator Bookstore

From battle accounts to biographies of key commanders, there is a wide range of excellent Civil War books to read. Check out our list of recommended titles, including the Civil War Kids 150 and more.

Browse our collection of primary sources

We have all the primary sources a teacher could need to teach the Civil War.  Speeches, Acts, Bills, Maps, Correspondence, Narratives, Prints & Photos are all here in one easy-to-navigate location.

Follow Civil War Trust on Facebook and Twitter

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