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Educational Programming

Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center provides students with engaging and fun educational programs. All of our interactive activities and learning resources investigate historical content while also teaching critical thinking and analytical skills essential to the formation of the next generation of citizens and leaders. Each of our educational resources adhere to both National Center for History in the Schools Standards in Historical Thinking and Content Standards and Common Core Standards.



Digital Learning Opportunities

During this time of crisis, Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center, is pleased to offer access to our student-paced digital lessons free of charge. Already leaders in teaching the Civil War era on-site, our educators have developed virtual lessons that harness the power of Nearpod Student Engagement software to create a learning experience rich in subject matter and skill-building activities. Content and assessment are packaged together in Nearpod, creating a seamless experience for teachers and students alike.

Please email us through the Contact Us page to get a lesson specifically for your class. At the end of the student-paced lesson, you will receive a report that you can use for assessment purposes.


Click the links below.

High School

States’ Rights and the Legal Battles over Slavery

Civil War Emergency Care

Middle School

James Pennington’s Quest for Freedom

Making Sense of the Gettysburg Address

Reasons for Southern Secession

Follow a Wounded Soldier

Slavery and Freedom on the Border

Information for Classroom Educators

Click the links below for descriptions and to learn about program standards.

Museum visit, scavenger hunt, pre- and post-visit activities

"Become A Soldier" interactive program

"Civil War Emergency Care" interactive program

“Mending the Wounded” interactive program

"James Pennington’s Quest for Freedom"

Contact information

For information on program content and standards:

Pete Miele
Executive Director
E-mail Pete by using the form on our Contact Us page

To book a program or visit:

Rob Williams
Director of Outreach
E-mail Rob by using the form on our Contact Us page


Dr. Daryl Black


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