Civil War Haircut Primary Source Reading

Grade Levels
5th - 12th
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This Civil War primary source features an amusing story of a Confederate soldier in the Civil War attempting to get a haircut before battle. Students read the story, then answer several comprehension questions and create a visual to show the amusing scene.

The primary source story does an excellent job of shedding light on the lives of soldiers during the war and making the war come to life. It will also help in reading comprehension & critical thinking.

Makes for an excellent homework or in-class assignment!

An editable Google Docs version and answer key are both included for your convenience.

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Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.


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