Civil War Battles Scavenger Hunt -Task Cards - Abraham Lincoln

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Battles of the Civil War Scavenger Hunt:

The Battles of the Civil War Scavenger Hunt can be used as an introduction or review activity. You can use the Battles of the Civil War as task cards, a scavenger hunt or both. Students will learn about Civil War leaders like Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, George Meade and many others. The Scavenger Hunt is designed so that students must visit each of the ten Civil War Fact Cards at least two times! That means they have to read the small passage or skim for details twice! Students will use non-fiction social studies content to practice reading skills, improve fluency and reading comprehension. Also included are 10 ideas for how to use task cards! The possibilities are endless for this cross-curriculum activity! This engaging activity covers the following Battles of the Civil War: Fort Sumter, Bull Run, Ironclads, Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Gettysburg and Spotsylvania.

This Civil War Battles activity can be used as task cards for partner activities, SCOOT activities, scavenger hunts, anticipatory sets, unit review, sub plans, stations, or independent work. How you choose to set it up in your classroom is up to you  There are so many possibilities that allow students to be out of their seats, moving around the room and learning!


10 Battles of the Civil War Fact Cards to hang around the room. Each Fact Card contains a reading passage, a date and a picture.

8 ELA Task Cards - Students use reading and comprehension skills (Common Core)

4 Math Task Cards - Students complete basic addition and subtraction

4 Timeline Task Cards - Questions to reiterate how to read a timeline

2 Writing Task Cards - Open-ended, creative thinking prompts

2 Drawing Task Cards - Quick draw to show comprehension

(20 task cards total)

2 Recording Sheets to choose from

One with the questions directly on it, the other is blank to use with the task cards.

The recording sheet is broken down into categories – ELA, Math, Timeline, Drawing and Writing.

Teacher Answer Key

4 Blank Task Cards for the teacher to use for additional questions. ( I use them for early finisher tasks)

This resource ONLY covers the BATTLES, not the causes. Student should have a basic understanding of the Union and Confederacy before completing this activity.

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