This 2-page cartoon gives a very basic overview of the U.S. Civil War. It could be used for review or as an assessment (perhaps even as a note-taking aid). Students fill in missing information, as well as write summary sentences (or bulleted lists, at teacher's discretion). They draw facial expressions and write original thoughts and speech for the characters. They might also be asked to color in the drawings, creating an expressive, polished final product, perhaps as extra credit.