Our magnum opus -- a highly engaging Civil War simulation where students have differentiated roles in large groups, using strategy to win the war while learning first-hand:
The advantages and disadvantages of the North and South.
Over sixteen Civil War battlefields.
Eight influential Civil War generals.
The role of attrition in the war.
The draft, and subsequent draft riots in New York State.
The Confederate proposal to draft slaves in the final years of the war.
The Confederacy's reliance on cotton exports.
And provide an opportunity to discuss key technologies.
If you enjoyed this activity, also check out Our Lewis and Clark Expedition and Oregon Trail activities!