There is nothing better then diving into learning. This civil war role-play could be a day activity or a multiple lesson project.
How it is set up:
There are 17 men characters and 17 women characters to choose from. Each student is assigned a real character from this time period. They will get a fact sheet about their person.
After students have a chance to read about their character (you could also assign them to find out more information for the next day). They can begin assimilating as the character. To keep them on track they will use their civil war interview sheet to explore the other characters.
As an assessment students will write in response to the attached questions. These are different leveled questions that will students to show the depth of their knowledge.
Watch the civil war come alive for your students!