Lesson One: What Do You Know About the Civil War?

Lesson Plan:

Student interest in the Civil War is activated through a class display of historical documents and photos. Students also listen to interesting facts about boys who served in the war. Students complete a pre-assessment and then participate in a small group K-W-L activity to share prior knowledge about the Civil War.

Teacher Resources:

1A: Excerpts from The Boys' War

Student Handouts:

1.1: Pre-Assessment

Lesson Resources:

This video could be used as an introduction to the unit. As with any resource, please preview prior to showing to your class to determine if it is appropriate for your students. If you are unable to view the embedded video below, click here to see the video on Teacher Tube.

Alternately, you could print out / show digitally some of the primary sources found at the Library of Congress Website: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/civil-war/set.html

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