To review the people, places, and events of the Civil War period of American history.
1 class period
Give each student a copy of the crossword puzzle on page 88A.
Have the students use their textbook, or copies of previous lessons, to help them complete the puzzle. You may want to give each person the option of working with one other class member.
This lesson can also be presented in the form of a game involving the entire class. Divide the class into two teams. Start by asking Team 1 to give the answer to any one of the questions on the crossword. If a member of Team 1 gives a correct answer, that team earns 10 points. If Team 1 gives a wrong answer, Team 2 has a chance to answer any one of the questions on the puzzle. Teams 1 and 2 will take turns giving answers, and the same person cannot answer twice in a row for their team. Class members should fill in correct answers on the puzzle as they are given. The team that scores the most points wins the game.
Teacher Instructions and answer key included.