For this assignment, you will assume the persona of a 19th century individual living between 1850 and1868. You will keep a journal regarding your thoughts and feelings about major events during this time period. You may choose to be a soldier, civilian, man, woman, freed black, or slave; all characters MUST be fictional. Your chosen person should also live in either the North or the South.
This is a great cross-curricular activity with and English class and can easily be adapted for another period in history!