Lesson Ten: When Will the Fighting End?

Lesson Plan:

Students use maps and timelines to analyze the changing strategies of both the North and the South and how the geography of the east coast and the topography of individual battlefields impacted their decisions. Students also evaluate Sherman's "total war" in the south.

Teacher Resources:

PowerPoint slide show


10.1: Letter from Sherman to Grant (excerpted)

Lesson Resources:

More about the Battle of Vicksburg
Podcasts of audio tours of various Civil War sites, including the battle of the Crater
National Parks site for the Battle of Petersburg, featuring maps and other information
More information about the Battle of the Crater

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