Sherman’s March to the Sea. Siege of Petersburg. Richmond.
Lesson 8 of the American Civil War Unit: **CAN BE ALTERED!** Sherman’s march to the sea and the Siege of Petersburg.
This engaging and visually appealing 35-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures.
Overarching Question for this presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
How did Union generals use a new type of war to defeat the Confederacy?
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Ulysses S. Grant and his promotion to Commander of the Union Forces.
- General Sheridan and his path of destruction across Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
- General Sherman and his capture of Atlanta down to Savannah.
- What Sherman’s march to the sea hoped to achieve.
- What “total war” means and why it was used by the Union.
- Lincoln’s reelection and how the capture of Atlanta helped him politically.
- The Siege of Petersburg and how this directly affected the fall of Richmond.
Key words include:
General Philip Sheridan
General William Tecumseh Sherman
This PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer is part of the unit: the American Civil War Unit. This unit can be downloaded in its entirety saving you substantially what it would cost you to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately.
Each lesson comes with a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation and three graphic organizer notebook pages – separate answer key included! Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: Strengths and Weaknesses of the North/South
Lesson 2: Battle of Bull Run
Lesson 3: Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville
Lesson 4: Battles of Shiloh and New Orleans
Lesson 5: Emancipation Proclamation
Lesson 6: Hardships of the Civil War
Lesson 7: Vicksburg. Gettysburg. Gettysburg Address
Lesson 8: Sherman's March to Sea, Siege of Petersburg
UNIT: American Civil War
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