Here is a Social Studies / U.S. History / Reading Comprehension Worksheet about the Civil War. The title of the worksheet is “Robert E. Lee’s Surrender to Ulysses S. Grant."
On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to General Ulysses S. Grant during a 2 ½ hour meeting in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. This worksheet provides information about where the surrender took place and the terms of the agreement. Additionally, it tells how the two generals acted toward one another, what they said to one another, and how they were dressed. Then it discloses a special favor that Lee asked Grant for his soldiers.
The one and a half pages of informational text, which includes a colorful sketch of General Grant and General Lee, is followed by six reading comprehension questions. One question is for main idea, one is cause-effect, one is a multiple-meaning vocabulary word, and two questions are for compare-contrast. The six questions are in multiple choice format with each question having four choices from which to choose. The fourth page is the answer key.
This worksheet will work well in both Social Studies and Reading classes. It can be used as a quiz, a test prep, or in a learning center. You might want to use this worksheet in conjunction with my product named “An Overview of the Civil War.”