For students

For Students

The USS Monitor, a Civil War ironclad, remains one of the most famous warships of all time. By visiting the various sections of this website, explore the Monitor’s construction, battles, and eventual sinking. Learn how NOAA and the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries are working to protect and conserve the Monitor. In this section, you will find crossword puzzles, word finds, hands-on activities and more to help you to become a Monitor expert. Visit often as new items are continuously added!


The Civil War in Review Crossword Puzzle
Students will use the knowledge they learned about the Civil War to complete the crossword puzzle.


Test Your USS Monitor Knowledge
See how many correct answers you can get on this crossword puzzle.


Tour the Wreck of the USS Monitor
The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the wreck of the famed Civil War ironclad, USS Monitor. Explore the Monitor, as it exists today through this interactive map.


Careers in Marine Science
Unlock secrets in the deep ocean, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation's waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine resources. It is all in a day's work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - a career that makes a world of difference!


Monitor Paper Model
Build your very own paper model of the USS Monitor. Click here to download the model. Click here to download the instructions.


Monitor Bingo
Test your knowledge of the USS Monitor and try to answer all the questions in a row or diagonal to win at this Bingo game.


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