Students are assigned a battle from the Civil War and must complete research on the battle. After students have completed the battle, they present to the class their findings and students write what they learned from the presentations. This was great in both Middle and High School. Students loved being able to research and then present to the class, they liked it more than me teaching them!
There is also an in-depth rubric included.
Directions: Using the Internet complete the following research chart for the battle you have been assigned. Following the research period, you will then work with other members of your entire group to share the material you learned about your battle and the battles they were assigned.