We are pleased to provide you with both on-site and classroom teaching materials. These packets and documents will provide you with information about the Battle of Antietam and provide you with lessons and activities that supplement your study of the battle.
Teacher-Led Tour Materials:
Here is a collection of "Scavenger Hunt" worksheets for students to complete when they visit the park:
On-Site Teacher Led Activities:
Antietam National Cemetery student packet (pdf, 1.5 MB, 6 pages).
Traveling Trunk Antietam National Battlefield offers a "Life of a Civil War Soldier" travelling trunk designed for students in grades 3-6. Please contact us at 301-432-5124 or by email to reserve the trunk. The trunk is free to use. We do request that teachers pick it up in person and that they keep it no longer than two weeks.
There is a 6-minute youtube video where park rangers describe the battle. You can watch the video by clicking here.
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Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
Soldier's writings will reveal the activities and living conditions at Fort McHenry during the Civil War.
- Lesson Plans
- Grade level:
- Ninth Grade - Twelfth Grade
- Civil War
- National/State Standards:
- American History, Social Studies
Did You Know?
Colonel Nelson Miles of the 64th New York Infantry was a volunteer officer at Antietam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Chancellorsville. After the Civil War he remained in the Army and by the Spanish American War in 1898 he was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army.