This The Civil War at Home lesson plan also includes:
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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- Conduct a reader's theatre exercise having individuals read the letters to the class
- Although designed with a definite slant toward Alabama history, the concepts and activities are appropriate for all honors or AP-level US History classes
- The 19-page packet includes background information on the war, links to additional historical documents, the letters, and step-by-step directions for the lesson