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Battle of Antietam Lesson Plan

Instructor: Artem Cheprasov

Artem has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

This lesson plan includes an activity, extension, mini-activity, key terms, and discussion topics and questions that will help your students understand a lot more about the Battle of Antietam.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • understand how the Battle of Antietam unfolded
  • identify the effect it had on both sides of the war

Length

1 - 2 hours

Materials

  • Map of the area of the Battle of Antietam

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.9-10.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

Key Terms

  • American Civil War
  • Battle of Antietam
  • Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • George B. McClellan
  • Robert E. Lee
  • The Cornfield
  • Bloody Lane
  • Burnside Bridge

Instructions

Warm Up

  • Gauge prior knowledge by asking:
    • During which war did the Battel of Antietam take place?
    • Which side of the war won the battle?

Discussion

  • Play the video What Is the Battle of Antietam? - Facts, Summary & Significance in its entirety, having students take notes.
  • Now discuss:
    • How many people died during the Battle of Antietam?
    • Where did the Battle of Antietam take place?
    • Who were the main officers involved in this battle?
    • During which war did the battle take place?
    • Who won the battle?
    • Describe the events that precipitated the battle.
    • Discuss how the battle unfolded and ended

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