Two Viewpoints of the Same Event: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865

This Two Viewpoints of the Same Event: Lee Surrenders to Grant, 1865 worksheet also includes:

How did Union General Ulysses S. Grant view the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in 1865, which effectively ended the United States Civil War? After reading an excerpt from Grant's autobiography, your young historians will compare his interpretation of to that of a historical painting depicting the same scene of surrender.

52 Views 46 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • This is an excellent activity to practice reading comprehension and primary source analysis, as well as determining point of view. Consider supplementing with any worksheets or strategies that might support this endeavor
Classroom Considerations

  • The graphic on the worksheet is fairly small and difficult to analyze; however, you can find the same painting by searching online for The Room in the McLean House from the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Pros

  • Excerpt from primary source text included
  • Great opportunity for primary source analysis
Cons

  • "Answer key" is not helpful
Common Core