Teaching the Civil War

Gettysburg National Military Park Education Specialists Barbara Sanders, left, and John Hoptak show artifacts and replicas from the American Civil War in a newly-created learning studio located at the Museum and Visitor Center.

During the pandemic, touring field trips have less frequently made their way to the Gettysburg battlefield. Fortunately, the battlefield has found its way into classrooms across the nation and beyond.

Gettysburg National Military Park opened its new learning studio early in September and has begun booking virtual field trips for distance learning classrooms. Education Specialists Barbara Sanders and John Hoptak converted their offices into a broadcast studio.

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