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Louisa May Alcott longed to fight in the Civil War to end the scourge of slavery, but like most nineteenth-century women, was relegated to the ranks of wartime nurses and seamstresses. Learners watch a short dramatization of Alcott's experience during the Civil War, and discuss how the events influenced her future writing.
- Have class members watch the video before reading Little Women, and have them compare Alcott's personality traits to those of Jo March
- Use as an interdisciplinary bridge between a Civil War unit in social studies
- Pair the video with the writings it references
- Video is a dramatized account and documentary, which may be engaging for some learners but off-putting to others
- Provides auxiliary materials for implementation