Teaching the Story of Prisoners of War
Sacrifice, courage, and perseverance are all values that can be learned from the prisoner of war experience. The park offers a series of lesson plans, field trip programs, and primary source materials designed to help students of all ages to better understand prisoners of war and the Andersonville Prison.
Please read our 2013-2014 Field Trip Planner for more information on planning a field trip to Andersonville.
Wirz Trial Lesson Plan
This mock trial lesson plan has been designed based on the historic Wirz Trial transcript. Lead your class in an examination of the laws of war.Read More
Victory from Within: The American POW Experience
Victory From Within is a middle/high school curriculum intended to engage youth about the sacrifices made by American prisoners of war.Read More
Interview a Monument
This activity allows students to explore the monuments in the cemetery and to gain an understanding as to how and why people chose to build them.Read More
Plan A Field Trip
2013-14 school year ranger-led and teacher-led activities help students understand the experiences of Union Prisoners of war held at Andersonville.Read More