Over the next five years, ANC will develop and distribute a total of 27 educational modules on topics ranging from United States military history to the contributions of American service members in the arts, medicine, politics, science and technology, and more. These materials aim to:
Resources for teachers and students include primary-source readings, worksheets and lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students. Lesson plans align with national and state social studies standards and can be easily adapted for homeschool or virtual learning.
For families and "lifelong learners" (anyone curious to know more about Arlington National Cemetery or American history), we also offer curated readings and walking tours. The walking tours may be used either during an in-person visit or for virtual exploration of the cemetery.
Who are these materials for?
Everyone! Our materials are designed for K-12 students and teachers, lifelong learners, and families, groups and individuals visiting Arlington National Cemetery.
Where can the materials be used?
Wherever you are. While some of the materials, such as the walking tours, are designed to be used at the cemetery, the Education Program also allows you to explore the cemetery virtually.
There is a theme I am interested in, but I don’t see anything on it.
The Education Program is new, so we do not yet have materials for all themes related to Arlington's history and site. Check back periodically to discover new themes and materials!