ANC Education Program

Published: August 26, 2020

Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) recently launched an online education program that allows the public to learn the diverse history of the United States through the lens of ANC. In this first phase of the program visitors can learn about the history of African Americans at ANC, the Spanish-American War, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the cemetery itself. ANC will share additional topics such as the contributions of American service members in the arts, medicine, politics, science, technology, and more.

Resources are designed to reach a variety of audiences and include primary source readings, worksheets, and lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school teachers and students. Lesson plans align with national and state social studies standards and can be adapted for homeschooling or virtual learning. Walking tours are also offered for use during in-person visits or for virtual exploration of the cemetery.

We are preparing to launch a new subsite for the program during its second phase. The subsite will be more detailed and allow users to search based on topics, keywords, or audience groups. For more information about our support for ANC, please email our project manager Nathan Russell,