Split your class into two groups. 1 will be "confederate soldiers" one will be "northern soldiers." After the research project have them take notes on notecards preparing for the "civil war debate!" Then have the North vs the South debate which side should win the war (pretending of course that we are in the civil war presently!) I do not own the rights to the map or flag photos used.
Research project included:
2 cover pages (1 for Confederate 1 for Union)
Research topic #1 Slavery worksheet
research topic #2 the union worksheet
research topic #3 the confederacy worksheet
civil war map of the us coloring activity (i do not own the rights to this map graphic)
civil war timeline worksheet
document your source worksheet (takes you through the steps needed to document a book source accurately for a bibliography)
grading rubric for teacher use!