Lesson Plan

The Common Civil War Soldier

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If it were possible to step back in time, what would learners want to know about the Civil War? With the aid of discussion prompts, they now have that chance. Invite a Civil War re-enactor to your classroom and have all their questions answered by a battlefield expert!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use discussion questions to stimulate conversation between class members and a Civil War re-enactor
  • Ask pupils to draw what they saw, using prompts for guidance, or write a letter home from the war
  • Provide re-enactor with the questions before the visit
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson plan requires the visit of a Civil War re-enactor 
  • Lesson gives ideas of what to ask if you or your young scholars are stumped
  • Resource makes suggestions on topics to cover
  • None
Common Core