On April 12th, 1861 the Civil War began.The long and bloody war that ended in 1865, took the lives of over 600,000 soldiers leaving more than 1,100,000 soldiers injured. Learn about the Civil War with this webquest. Each of the 11 questions have lots of information.I've also included a number of extension activities and resource links. The webquest comes with the key.
You may also find these resources for American History of interest:
1. Learn about the White House with 10 informative web questions, comprehension and discussion questions and several extension activities. Learn about the White House: A Webquest
2. Learn about U.S. Landmarks with this fun/informative web quest. There are 12 web questions and extension activities. US Landmarks, a Webquest
3. Learn about the Mayflower and the Pilgrims with this informative web quest!There are ten informative text web quests,extension activities,fun facts. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Mayflower and Pilgrims: A Webquest
4. Did you know that people actually thought that the airplane would have no real purpose? Less than 10 people showed up for the Wright Brothers attempt to make history on that December 17, 1903, morning. Using this webquest students will learn about the Wright Brothers and their first flight. Extension activities,additional links and key are included. The Wright Brothers and the Airplane: A Webquest
5. Go on the Expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and the rest of the group. The informative webquestions will give students lots of information about the famous expedition.Several extension activites/resources are also included. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Lewis and Clark: A Webquest
6. Wish to to practice oral reading fluency in Language Arts and want a biographical play?Try this fun and information play based on the To Tell the Truth Game Show. Students in grades 4-up will have fun acting out their parts and learning interesting facts about Amelia Earhart. Comprehension/discussion questions/ extension activities and links,too. Amelia Earhart: A Reader's Theater Script"
7. Abraham Lincoln. The fun/informative play uses the format of Abraham Lincoln being a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his life. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series.Abraham Lincoln, A Reader's Theater Script
8. Learn about Abe Lincoln with this informative web quest! President Lincoln started our national Thanksgiving holiday. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln didn't like the name Abe and even his wife called him, Lincoln?Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Extension activities for Language Arts included, too! Abraham Lincoln, A Webquest
9. White House web quest:Learn about the White House with 10 informative web questions, comprehension and discussion questions and several extension activities. Learn about the White House, A Webquest
10. Reader's Theater Script on Mary Todd Lincoln: Need a quick Friday(or day before a vacation)activity?Teaching American History?Want to to practice oral reading fluency in Language Arts and need a biographical play?Try this fun/information Mary Todd Lincoln play based on the To Tell the Truth Game Show.Grades 4 and up. Comprehension questions,discussion questions,activities as well as links for more information are also included: Mary Todd Lincoln, A Reader's Theater Script
11.Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Harriet Tubman, ex-slave who became the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad, aUnion Spy and women's suffrage advocate. The fun/informative play uses the format of Harriet Tubma being a guest on Ms. Bie Ografee's talk show and the studio audience asks questions about her life and contributions. Great for Black History Month in February or Women's History Month in March. Comprehension questions/extension activities, key.Harriet Tubman, A Reader's Theater Script
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