The Home Front

Young historians explore life on the home front during the Civil War with primary documents and a series of writing prompts. They also watch a presentation and use a worksheet to compare how communication methods have changed over time. The resource also provides the opportunity for group discussion to enrich scholars' engagement in the material. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Guide a group discussion on how modern communication methods would have impacted the home front during the Civil War
  • Compare and contrast how the Civil War home front differs from modern war time
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson is part of a larger series on the Civil War
  • The lesson plan includes a rubric for easier grading
  • Resource uses personal letters to showcase the lives of real people during war 
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