Engage your students and humanize the war with this set of 71 pages of primary source readings, worksheets, and answer keys. Readings include:
Death of Lincoln
Surrender at Appomattox
Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Lincoln’s Letter to Joe Hooker
Sherman’s Letter to the Mayor of Atlanta - before he burns it
Sinking of the Housatonic - Rebel sub The Hunley sunk this boat
Sullivan Ballou’s Love Letter to his Wife
The Angel of Marye’s Heights -- from the Battle of Fredericksburg
What I Saw at Shiloh
Diary of Sergeant Henry Tisdale
Clara Barton’s Notes on Antietam
All of these excerpts come with a higher level thinking worksheet and many come with an additional lower level assessment so you can challenge your students the way you see fit. Please see individual documents in my store to preview them.
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The Past is a Blast