The Battle of the Battlefields
Students simulate the role of a presidential analysis group to research a location for a Revolutionary War museum. They conduct research, and write a summary of their findings to present to the President.
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Civil War Play
Raise the curtain to a class play that depicts the Civil War through both factual information and literary devices. The performance showcases the Battle of Antietam (Battle of Sharpsburg) and brings attention to women's roles, as well as...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Primary Source Worksheet: Excerpt from the Diary of Union Soldier Samuel Cormany
Young historians read and analyze a soldier's direct account of his participation in the battle of Gettysburg, as well as consider the overall strategy and tactics taken by the Union and Confederate troops.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Animal Mascots
A pet can offer comfort, friendship, and loyalty in the most stressful of situations. Here is a lesson plan that explores the important role animals played during the Civil War. Class members read informative texts, complete a KWL chart,...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Soldier: Experiencing the Battle of Franklin
Fighting a war over home soil makes a living nightmare even more real. Class members describe the experience of a Civil War soldier during the Battle of Franklin, poised right at a major turning point of the war, after researching the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Civil War Sites and Battlefields in Arkansas
Modern day and historic images grace an informative presentation. Learners can review multiple battles and effects of the Civil War on the state of Arkansas. Major sites and battle fields are shown as they looked in the past and as they...
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
In His Footsteps: General George McClellan at Antietam Battlefield
Students identify key locations on a map of Virginia. In this Civil War instructional activity, students develop a military strategy that would solve the problems faced by McClellan. Students analyze primary source documents and...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
Saving Civil War Battlefields Lesson Plan
Students consider the significance of American Civil War battlefields. In this preserving history instructional activity, students research selected Civil War battlefields and design brochures that feature facts regarding the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History