Battles of Gettysburg & Vicksburg - A Living History Role Play - is meant to make HISTORY COMES ALIVE in today’s classroom with this very engaging activity created by two Civil War historians for teachers to use with students by involving them in a “Living History Role Play” activity. This short activity brings the indelible experiences of Civil War soldiers during 1861-1865. The role play portrays two soldiers (Union and Confederate) discussing battles fought in 1863, The Battle of Gettysburg and the Battle of Vicksburg.
When was the last time you bought something that brought you and your students this much fun? Have your students ever seen authentic Civil War memorabilia? How can you bring the Civil War era “to life” for your students?
This role play can be staged by using actual Civil War uniforms, flags, music, and other artifacts. It reinforces student learning in the classroom because it is realistic and will capture the attention of your students. The props help place the observer back 150 years in time . . .
Included in this activity packet are suggested items to enhance the study of this era:
• Civil War Stats & Facts
• Link to authentic clothing & artifacts
• Link to a PBS Civil War music lesson plan
• Authentic postal history letter (Pg. 1 of 7) and cover from a Union soldier to his friend expressing the difficult march to Gettysburg compared with his march from Culpeper to Centerville. He also mentions his presence at Bull Run
• . . . and more.
Who could ask for more? Get started TODAY! Your students will enjoy this creative, exciting, fun, meaningful, challenging, and relevant instructional tool. Incorporate these new thought-provoking instructional ideas and strategies in your teaching repertoire.
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