Remembering the Fallen

A thought-provoking instructional activity showcases Civil War battlefield monuments to demonstrate how fallen soldiers are remembered. High school scholars compare Union and Confederate monuments to learn how each group commemorated the battles. They use group discussion, worksheets, and writing to reinforce the purpose and differences of Civil War monuments. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have academics create their own battlefield monuments 
  • Compare and contrast Civil War monuments to other war monuments 
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not address current controversies surrounding some monuments
Pros
  • Provides modifications to ensure the success of all pupils 
  • Multiple graphic organizers stimulate engagement with the material 
Cons
  • None