Antietam Lesson Plans

Educational resources to teach the Battle of Antietam and the events surrounding it.

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Events

Antietam Regional Teacher Institute »
Taking place January 12-13, 2013, the Teacher Institute will focus on the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation.  The Institute is free to K-12 educators and includes Continuing Education Units.

Lesson Plans

Elementary

Kepi1862: Antietam and Emancipation »
Part of the Civil War Trust's Curriculum, this lesson covers the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation through historic documents.

Civil War Play »
Using the script, students will tell the story of four soldiers at the Battle of Antietam.

Middle or High School

Kepi1862: Antietam and Emancipation (Middle School) »
Part of the Civil War Trust's Curriculum, this lesson covers the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation through historic documents.

Kepi1862: Antietam and Emancipation (High School) »
Part of the Civil War Trust's Curriculum, this lesson covers the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation through historic documents.

Antietam Animated Map Educator's Guide »
Use our Antietam Animated Map to teach leadership, decision making, and historical thinking skills.

Antietam 360 Educator's Guide »
Use our 360 interactive panorama of Antietam Battlefield to study preservation, monuments, and the historic landscape.

African-American Soldiers »
Using primary source documents and materials the students will analyze the role of African-American soldiers and design a memorial.

USCT »
Using a set of maps and a letter from a soldier in the USCT, students will discover the background of members of the USCT.

Battle Strategy Using the Battle of Antietam »
Utilizing maps and other primary source materials, students will develop a battle plan of their own for the Battle of Antietam.

 

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