We are pleased to provide you with teacher packets containing pre- and post-visit activities for your students. These packets will provide you with information about the Battle of Antietam and provide you with lessons and activities that supplement your study of the battle. Please feel free to utilize any of the material found in the packets to plan your visit or to enrich and reinforce the materials you present to your students in the classroom.
Teacher Packet for Kindergarten-4th Grade (pdf, 3.2 MB, 50 pages).
Teacher Packet for 5th-8th Grade (pdf, 1.9 MB, 77 pages).
Teacher Packet for 9th-12th Grade (pdf, 1.5 MB, 79 pages).
"Letters and Diaries of Soldiers and Civilians" packet a collection of primary sources for use in the classroom. (pdf, 204 KB, 13 pages).
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).
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).
Here is a collection of "Scavenger Hunt" worksheets for students to complete when they visit the park:
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).
Antietam National Battlefield is pleased to offer a travelling trunk "Life of a Civil War Soldier" designed for students in grades 3-6. Please contact us at 301-432-4567 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.
We lend teachers copies of the one-hour "Antietam: Documentary" or the 26-minute "Antietam Visit" video to show in their classroom. Please contact us at 301-432-4567 or by email for more information.