Teaching Materials

This page contains 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, 8.3 MB, 25 pages).

"Contradictions and Divided Loyalties: Slavery on the Antietam Battleground." Self-guided Driving Tour Guide (pdf, 2.5 MB, 10 pages).

Map for Auto Tour (pdf, 314 KB, 1 page).

Lesson Plans

Antietam Then and Now, Grades 3-4

The Bloodiest Day in American History -- Hope for Freedom, Grades 6-8

Teaching with Historic Places-War at Your Doorstep: The Story of the Mumma Family at the Battle of Antietam, Grades 6-8

Freedom at Antietam, Grades 9-12

Women in the Civil War, Grades 9-12


Scavenger Hunt Worksheets

Scavenger Hunt (pdf, 501 KB, 3 pages).

Scavenger Hunt for Maryland Students (pdf, 843 KB, 4 pages).

Scavenger Hunt for Ohio Students (pdf, 1.3 MB, 4 pages).

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

Scavenger Hunt for Virginia Students (pdf, 766 kb, 4 pages).

On-Site Teacher Led Activities

Mumma/Roulette Farm Education Trail Guide (pdf, 3.4 MB, 37 pages).

Mumma Cemetery Exploration Worksheet (pdf, 909 KB, 4 pages).

10 page "Interview a Monument" Worksheet and Background Materials (pdf, 760 KB).

Antietam National Cemetery Teacher Packet (pdf, 8 MB, 34 pages).

Antietam National Cemetery Student packet (pdf, 1.8 MB, 6 pages).

Travelling Trunk

Antietam National Battlefield offers a "Life of a Civil War Soldier" travelling trunk designed for students in grades 3-6.

Primary Sources

Antietam: Letters and Diaries of Soldiers and Civilians

Digital/Audio Visual Materials

Antietam PowerPoint Presentation (12 mb).

Watch a 6-minute YouTube Video where park rangers describe the battle.

Virtual Tour-Take a virtual tour of Antietam Battlefield

 
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