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This worksheet allows students to use a primary source document to learn about William Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. I use this worksheet help students understand the guerilla war in Kansas and Missouri during the Civil War. The worksheet also works well for examining atrocities and possible war crimes committed during the Civil War.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the primary source from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
The primary source document is labeled “William Quantrill Raids Lawrence, Kansas, 1863”
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 12 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.