African American Civil War Museum and Memorial
The mission of the African American Civil War Museum is to preserve and tell the stories of the United States Colored Troops and African American involvement in the American Civil War. We utilize a rich collection of primary resources, educational programming and technology to create a meaningful learning experience focused on this pivotal time in American history.
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Programs taking place October through December will be available for registration in the Fall Lottery opening on September 9th.
School of the Soldier
Presented by: African American Civil War Museum
The School of the Soldier is the signature education program at the African American Civil War Museum. Students participate in an interactive program whereby they work with a re-enactor portraying a Civil War soldier. Students learn what life was like for a member of the United States Colored Troops enlisting during the Civil War, they participate in basic drills that soldiers would have done and march through the Museum's exhibit "Glorious March to Liberty: Civil War to Civil Rights." The experience is rounded off with a scavenger hunt and a march to the Spirit of Freedom Memorial.This program is highly adaptable depending on the age of the group and the desires of the teacher/students.
Date: 10/1, 10/3, 10/8, 10/10, 10/15, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24, 11/7, 11/12, 11/13, 11/19, 11/21, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Location: African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
Content Area: Humanities, Civics/Social Studies
Learning Standards + Supplementary Materials
Grades: PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Ticket capacity: 50 per date