The Civil War at Home

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To conclude a study of the 4 C's (cause, course, consequences, and characters) of the Civil War, young historians examine personal letters that reveal the effects of the war on those at home.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Conduct a reader's theatre exercise having individuals read the letters to the class
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed with a definite slant toward Alabama history, the concepts and activities are appropriate for all honors or AP-level US History classes
Pros

  • The 19-page packet includes background information on the war, links to additional historical documents, the letters, and step-by-step directions for the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core