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  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    The Memory Star Project

    Memory Stars

    The Memory Star Project hopes to collect 13,000 stars from classrooms, families and community members across the country; one star for each life that ended too soon.  13,000 stars illustrate the physical scope of prison fatalities but also the infinite number of dreams, loves and unrealized futures that each person possessed.  Just as prisoners came from all over America, so too do we hope to have Memory Stars from every state.

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    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Pre-Kindergarten-General
    Subjects:
    Art, Civil War, Community, History, Military and Wartime History
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Medical Conditions at Andersonville Prison Webquest

    Drawing of the second Andersonville prison hospital

    Nearly 13,000 prisoners died at Andersonville of disease and malnutrition.
    This activity is designed to help students explore the medical conditions at Andersonville, and how those conditions contributed to a high rate of death. Some of the content of this activity is graphic and may not be appropriate for younger students.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Health, Medicine, Military and Wartime History
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Document Based Question: Conditions at Andersonville

    Image of prisoners cowering in the rain

    This activity is modeled after the College Board’s Advanced Placement United States History Course Document Based Question (DBQ). Its purpose is to have students work with primary sources related to Andersonville Prison and to evaluate and find meaning from these sources. Students are asked to write an essay that answers the question while utilizing the provided documents as sources.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Exploring Humanitarian Law

    Curriculum cover with Red Cross logo

    Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) is a teacher curriculum produced by the International Committee of the Red Cross in association with the Education Development Center and in collaboration with the American Red Cross. The EHL curriculum meets the National Social Studies Standards for high school and it is integrated as part of basic education in secondary school curricula across the world.

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Eighth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Government, History, International Relations, Law, Leadership, Military and Wartime History, Public Policy
    National/State Standards:
    The EHL curriculum has been aligned with national and state standards for social studies, English language arts, and common core.
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Literature of the Andersonville Prison

    Collage of books about Andersonville

    The story of Andersonville Prison is not confined to a history class. A wealth of literature has been created telling the story, both fictional and nonfictional. Former prisoners are a powerful source of this literary tradition, many of whom published memoirs, diaries, and poetry about their experiences. Their works are full of the rich literary symbolism that are a hallmark of American literature and are an important part of the story of Andersonville and how it is remembered.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Eleventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Reading
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Civil War Prison Museum Activity Booklet

    Students work on an activity in the museum hallway.

    A booklet is available for students to work through as they explore the National Prisoner of War Museum, emphasizing the Civil War prisoner experience. If you plan on using this activity, you will need run copies for your
    students before you arrive.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil War, Law, Military and Wartime History
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Museum Scavenger Hunt

    Museum Scavenger Hunt

    A worksheet is available for students to work through as they explore the National Prisoner of War Museum, emphasizing the Civil War prisoner experience. If you plan on using this activity, you will need run copies for your
    students before you arrive.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Military and Wartime History
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    The American Civil War: A Humanitarian Perspective

    Detail of curriculum cover with title, Red Cross logo, and Civil War photograph

    The American Red Cross developed these resources to help educators connect American history to humanitarian law and principles. The American Civil War: A Humanitarian Perspective is inspired by the Exploring Humanitarian Law (EHL) curriculum developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Education Development Center (EDC).

    Type:
    Curricula
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Law, Military and Wartime History, Philanthropy/Humanitarianism, Public Policy
    National/State Standards:
    The EHL curriculum, including the Civil War units, has been aligned with national and state standards for social studies, English language arts, and common core.
  • Flags, graves, and monuments

    In the late 1800s and early 1900s several states, along with organizations like the Woman’s Relief Corps, began to erect monuments around the Andersonville Prison Site and the Andersonville National Cemetery. The purpose of this activity is for you to explore the monuments in the cemetery and to gain an understanding as to how and why people chose to build them.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Architecture, Architecture (Building Styles and Methods), Art, Civil War
  • Visitors stand next to large wooden gate

    The site of the Camp Sumter Military Prison, commonly known as
    Andersonville, is preserved as part of the Andersonville National
    Historic Site. Today a grassy field punctuated with stakes to mark the
    location of the deadline and stockade wall, the prison site provides
    a unique opportunity to explore the experiences of the 45,000
    prisoners of war held here in 1864-65. This document provides a guide
    for teachers leading students around the prison site.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History
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