To examine conditions at the most notorious of Civil War prisons.
1 class period
In this lesson, students read a story about the Andersonville Prison. Afterwards, the stories are collected by the teacher from each class member.
Students are then given a different version of the story about Andersonville Prison. This version is different in that many key words, names, and terms are missing. Each class member will try to fill in the spaces with the missing words, names, and terms that correctly complete the sentences. The first and last letters of each answer are given in the blank spaces as clues.
This lesson can be turned into a fun contest between individual class members, or pairs, to see who can come up with the most correct answers by the end of the period. You can also turn this into a game by dividing the class into two teams that will take turns trying to identify the correct answers as you read through the story with them.
Easy-to-follow Teacher Instructions and answer key included.