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This worksheet allows students to learn about the importance of the technological change warfare went through because of the naval battle between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia. I use this worksheet to give students a stronger understanding of the significance of technological changes that happened during the Civil War.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the short reading from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
The worksheet is labeled (Civil War: USS Monitor vs. CSS Virginia)
The article read is called “Iron Wills, Iron Ships”
Students read the information and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes 8 questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.