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Frederick Douglass Life Timeline – This chart requires students to research Frederick Douglass on before filing out a chart that describes the major milestones and accomplishments of his life
“Stonewall” – This handout discusses how Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson got his nickname and requires students to think of how characters in literature, sports, or in their own lives got their nicknames.
The Great Squander – This handout discusses the failure of Union General McClellan at Antietam and asks students to write about an experience in their lives in which they missed a golden opportunity.
The 82 year long Grudge – This writing prompt describes the “grudge” the citizens of Vicksburg, Mississippi held against the United States Government after the fall of their city in July of 1863. Independence Day was not celebrated in the Mississippi River town until after World War II. This writing prompt requires students to describe a grudge they have had, or, to describe one in literature, or sports, or if someone has had a grudge against them.
Civil War Nicknames – This handout requires users to think about various nicknames attributed to Civil War figures and to draw literal translation (e.g. Jeb Stuart, the Eyes of the Confederacy)
Tough Decisions – This handout requires users to think about the difficult decision that faced Robert E. Lee at the onset of the Civil War – take the command of the Union Army, or, fight for the Confederacy? Students then must relate a similar experience where he or she had to choose one side or the other and the associated opportunity cost.
Civil War Legends: Who am I? (NEW) – Students must read the “conversations” from eight Civil War legends and determine who is talking.
I Remember Where I was…. (NEW) – Students must relate to the enormity and magnitude of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation by writing about (in their opinion) the most impactful new event in their own lives.
Landmarks of the Gettysburg Battlefields (NEW) – Students must use the process of elimination, problem solving, and logic to successfully label the important points during the Battle of Gettysburg such as Little Round Top, Cemetery Ridge, Culp’s Hill, and 15 others.
It’s all Wrong! (NEW) – Students must read the paragraph describing the causes of the Civil War and correct 15 glaring mistakes.
Slavery from Multiple Perspectives – This chart will help students analyze the institution of slavery in its meaning and implications from five different perspectives
Confederate, Union, and Border States Map – This map allows students to color in Confederate, Union, and Border States and to make a key indicating the colors of each.
Ten Deadliest Battles of the Civil War – This printout features a map showing the locations of the top ten deadliest battles in the American Civil War, followed by a chart detailing those battles
Civil War Reading Comprehension (grades 5 + )
Abe Lincoln Reading Comprehension (Middle Years 1 – grades 5 + )
Abe Lincoln Reading Comprehension (Middle Years 2 – grades 5 + )
Abe Lincoln Reading Comprehension (Middle Years 3 – grades 5 + )
Abe Lincoln Reading Comprehension (Presidential Years 1 – grades 5 + )
Abe Lincoln Reading Comprehension (Presidential Years 2 – grades 5 + )
Abe Lincoln Reading Comprehension (Presidential Years 3 – grade 5 + )
Abe Lincoln Reading Comprehension (Presidential Years 4 – grade 5 + )
Battle of Fort Sumter (Charleston Harbor, SC) Reading Comprehension (grades 4 + )
First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas, VA) Reading Comprehension (grades 4 + )
Battle of the Ironclads (Hampton Roads, VA) Reading Comprehension (grades 4 + )
Battle of Shiloh Church (Pittsburg Landing, TN) Reading Comprehension (grades 4 + )
Belle Boyd (A Confederate Spy) Reading Comprehension (grades 4 + )
Harriet Tubman Reading Comprehension (grades 2 + )
Harriet Tubman Reading Comprehension (grades 4 + )
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