Civil War Trust Animated Map: Chantilly

As the Union Army retreated from their defeat at Bull Run, the Confederate Army prepared to attack. A detailed animated map illustrated the troop movements and precision with which the generals from both ends of the battlefield executed their strategies.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Host a discussion or debate on the use of the Chantilly battleground for commercial and residential development, as detailed in the last few minutes of the video
  • Encourage class members to place the battle on a class timeline along with several comments and questions about its significance
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a larger set of videos on the battles of the Civil War
  • Comment section is open to the public

  • Provides military strategies and detail for a battle that may not be covered extensively in history books
  • Length makes the video versatile for classroom or homework use

  • Quality of the video is not as high as others in the series
  • Lack of narration makes the video not very engaging