Lesson Plan

Who Fought for the Confederacy?

Did the Confederate Army really consist of southern volunteers? Using primary sources, historians examine the story behind the "Twenty Negro Law" and realities of conscription during the Civil War. A letter and a lithograph (included as links) inspire a whole-class discussion. Small groups then discuss big ideas and compare and contrast the two sources. Then they share their conclusions. Consider recording before and after assumptions about who fought for the confederacy.

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