To review key battles and other significant events of the Civil War.
2 class periods
My students really like this information-filled map exercise, and I provide them with colored pencils to make it even more enjoyable.
Begin the lesson by giving each class member a copy of pages 83A - 83F. Have them tape pages 83E and 83F together to form a 2-page map showing the sites of major Civil War battles.
Have students read the section entitled Confederate Attack on Fort Sumter, then have them do steps 1-3 on the map.
Continue in the same way with all other sections on the Battle of Bull Run, The War in the East (1862-1863), The War in the West (1862-1863), and Last Years of the War (1864-1865).
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included, along with a 20-question follow up quiz to measure student progress. The quiz can also be given as a homework assignment.