Online Resources for Teachers and Students
Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from learning. Our online resources are designed to help educators and students discover and share the history of Civil War medicine. Keep tabs on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter pages for new and old educational content as well as updates on the museum’s hours. The links below provide other options for study while at home.
Interested in a particular topic you don’t see here? Contact our Reservations Coordinator Alyssa Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on setting up a Facebook Live video or video conferencing presentation. We’re committed to providing as many resources as possible to facilitate remote learning.
Take a digital field trip and explore the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum online via Google Maps.More
Browse the lesson plans our staff has prepared based on Maryland educational guidelines to help students and teachers with distance learning.More
Check out our blog for an assortment of topics related to Civil War medicine and how it impacts us today.More
Check out the new video content produced for the Virtual Museum Initiative covering various aspects of Civil War Medicine.More
Jonathan Letterman not only saved thousands of lives on the battlefield, his innovations as Medical Director for the Army of the Potomac give birth to the emergency medical system we use today. This one hour lecture will share the story of this incredible man, and his continuing impact today.More
Colonel Laura R. Brosch, RN doesn’t just know military medicine, she lives it. She has spent her career both caring for the wounded and, like Jonathan Letterman, improving the process by which the wounded are cared for. In this lecture COL Brosch shares her experience, and why Civil War military medicine and modern military medicine aren’t as different as one might think.More
Our digital exhibits explore what it was like for Civil War soldiers on the march. What did they carry with them? What sort of cloths did they wear? What did they have to say about marching? Find out here.More
Watch Dr. Robert Slawson present on his book covering the history of the Civil War's African American surgeons.More
Check out the times the museum has been featured on C-SPAN. Topics include Women Soldiers, Studying Civil War Soldier Remains, The Battle of Antietam, and more.More
These online lists of primary sources organized by topic cover all aspects of Civil War medicine from nurses' letters from the front lines to memoirs from people like Major Jonathan Letterman who revolutionized medicine as we know it.More