Civil War Soldier: Experiencing the Battle of Franklin

Fighting a war over home soil makes a living nightmare even more real. Class members describe the experience of a Civil War soldier during the Battle of Franklin, poised right at a major turning point of the war, after researching the details of the battle with primary source documents.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Bridge the activity between language arts and social studies
  • Have learners present their characters in front of the class with the aid of multimedia software
  • Encourage young writers to create characters at the beginning of the Civil War unit, and carry them through each relevant event
Classroom Considerations

  • Part of a larger Civil War unit, but works well on its own, too

  • Incorporates important research skills with sensory writing exercises
  • Comes with all necessary worksheets and reference materials

  • None