Teaching Materials

We are pleased to provide you with both on-site and classroom teaching materials. These 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:

"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).

Teacher Packets (a collection classroom materials and worksheets):

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).

Audio-Visual Materials

Antietam PowerPoint Presentation (12.2 mb).

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

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  • Antietam National Battlefield

    High School Lesson Plan "Women in the Civil War"

    This lesson plan can be used to help your students explore some of the important roles that women had during the Civil War. Students will read one primary and two secondary sources and then complete two writing assignments.

    Lesson Plan
  • Five different park maps showing various NPS units with four closed and one open.

    This is a classroom based, free teacher led program. National Park Legacy Voyagers is designed for ninth through twelfth grade students so they can go on an exploration of National Park Sites and learn about National Parks. Lesson plans include reading, writing, community service, presenting activities. Activities focus on cultural and natural resources and reasons for national parks. Activities feature budgeting and planning activity.

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  • Writ of Habeas Corpus is suspended by President Lincoln.

    Students will explore original source materials illuminating the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War. Students will examine Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and the non-judicial detention of Southern sympathizers during the Civil War.

    Lesson Plan
  • A Civil War View of Fort McHenry

    Soldier's writings will reveal the activities and living conditions at Fort McHenry during the Civil War.

    Lesson Plan
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