• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Curriculum Materials

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 Packet for Kindergarten-4th Grade (pdf, 3.2 MB, 50 pages).

Teacher Packet for 5th-8th Grade (pdf, 1.4 MB, 57 pages).

Teacher Packet for 9th-12th Grade (pdf, 1.57 MB, 52 pages).

Antietam PowerPoint Presentation (12.2 mb).

Bibliography for Teachers (pdf, 247 kb, 1 page).

Bibliography for Students (pdf, 245 kb,1 page).

Lesson Plans:

Elementary School Lesson Plan, "Antietam: Then and Now," 3rd & 4th grade (pdf, 127 KB,3 pages).

Middle School Lesson Plan, "War Correspondent Activity," (pdf, 248 KB, 2 pages).

Middle School Lesson Plan, "Flags that Talk," (pdf, 1.79 mb, 8 pages).

High School Lesson Plan, "Freedom at Antietam," (pdf, 207 KB, 2 pages).

Teacher-Led Tour Materials:

"Antietam: People and Places" self-guided driving tour guide (pdf, 8.2 MB, 25 pages).

"Contradictions and Divided Loyalties: Slavery on the Antietam Battleground." self-guided driving tour guide (pdf, 2.3 MB, 10 pages).

Map for Auto Tour (pdf, 130 KB, 1 page).


Here is a collection of "Scavenger Hunt" worksheets for students to complete when they visit the park:

Visitor Center Museum Scavenger Hunt (pdf, 47 kb, 2 pages).

Answer sheet for Visitor Center Museum Scavenger Hunt (pdf, 50 kb, 2 pages).

Scavenger Hunt (pdf, 503 KB, 3 pages).

Scavenger Hunt for Maryland Students (pdf, 828 KB, 4 pages).

Scavenger Hunt for Ohio Students (pdf, 1.1 MB, 4 pages).

Scavenger Hunt for Pennsylvania Students (pdf, 891 KB, 4 pages).

Scavenger Hunt for Virginia Students (pdf, 773 kb, 4 pages).

On-Site Teacher Led Activities:

Mumma/Roulette Farm Education Trail Guide (pdf, 4.2 MB, 37 pages).

Mumma Cemetery Exploration Worksheet (pdf, 763 KB, 4 pages).

10 page "Interview a Monument" Worksheet and background materials (pdf, 330 KB).

You're the Gunner Math Activity (pdf, 167 KB, 2 pages).

Antietam National Cemetery teacher packet (pdf, 8 MB, 34 pages).

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. Click here to download the travelling trunk lesson plan. 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.


Audio-Visual Materials


There is a 6-minute youtube video where park rangers describe the battle. You can watch the video by clicking here.

 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Six generals were killed or mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam - 3 Union and 3 Confederate. Today, the location where they were killed is marked by a mortuary cannon, a cannon barrel muzzle down in a block of stone.