Civil War Station Activity on Soldiers, Nurses, and Civilians

Grade Levels
5th - 8th
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Civil War Station Activity on Soldiers, Nurses, and Civilians

This excellent stations or centers activity has students analyzing 10 short primary source quotes and 7 images of Civil War soldiers, nurses, and civilians.

As students move around to each quote and photo, students take notes about what they see and read. They then complete a graphic organizer in which a nurse, civilian, Union soldier, and Confederate soldier describe their outlook on the Civil War and how it has impacted them.

A completed sample is even included for your convenience!

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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.


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