Educational Mission

Educational programs presented by the 3d Virginia meet all of the Virginia State SOLs relating to the American Civil War for both elementary and high school curriculum.

During the 2004/05 school year our members reached approximately 2500 students at over a dozen public and private schools in several cities. The following are some the schools we have visited in the past few years:

Birdneck Elementary School, Virginia Beach
Cape Henry Collegiate School, Virginia Beach
Elkton Elementary School, Elkton
First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach
Great Bridge Middle School, Chesapeake
Greenbriar Christian Academy, Chesapeake
Greenbriar Middle School, Chesapeake
Hickory Middle School, Chesapeake
Independence Middle School, Virginia Beach
Indian Lakes Elementary School, Virginia Beach
Indian River Elementary School, Virginia Beach
Indian River High School, Chesapeake
Keister Elementary School, Harrisonburg
Kellam High School, Virginia Beach
Malibu Elementary School, Virginia Beach
Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach
Red Mill Elementary School, Virginia Beach
Saint Gregory's School, Virginia Beach
Southeastern Elementary School, Chesapeake
Thalia Elementary School, Virginia Beach
Thoroughgood Elementary School, Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Elementary School, Virginia Beach
Windsor Woods Elementary School, Virginia Beach
W.T. Cooke Elementary School, Virginia Beach

What they're saying about us

Thank you for interacting with our students in such a positive and motivating way.
     --5th grade teacher

You truly brought history to life for me.
     --Susan, 5th grader

My students remembered so many aspects of your living history lesson! They gained more from you in an hour than I could teach them in a week from the text.
     --5th grade teacher

Thank you so much for enriching our students during our Civil War Day. Everyone was talking about how much fun they had and all that they learned.
     --gifted resource teacher

The men talk about life during the times, how they existed in the army, and the equipment they displayed. Students loved it and the teachers want them back. This regiment practices safety techniques and the children were never in danger. We have had them here for three years in a row.
     --elementary school principal