Lesson Eleven: What Was Daily Life Like During the Civil War?

Lesson Plan:

Students select exhibits from a classroom “museum” of life during the Civil War in order to investigate aspects of life for soldiers, women, and freed Blacks in the South in order to develop empathy and perspective recognition. Students analyze historical evidence and record important points.


Teacher Resources:

PowerPoint slide show


11A: Supplementary Questions for Student Centers


Handouts:

11.1 Display 1 Evidence: Camp Life


11.2 Display 2 Evidence: Women in the War


11.3 Display 3 Evidence: Daily Life


11.4 Display 4 Evidence: Technology: Weaponry and Railroads


11.5 Display 5 Evidence: Technology: Submarines and Hot Air Balloons


11.6 Display 6 Evidence: Music Tells the Story and Music CD Songs of the Civil War


11.7: Display 7 Evidence: Life of the Freedmen

Excerpts from National Park Service -
http://www.nps.gov/fora/historyculture/freedmenscolony.htm

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