The Civil War raged from 1861-1865 and claimed the lives of over 2% of the U.S. population. A war of this scale deserves an equally amazing set of lessons, and this grand simulation is sure way to get your students interested.
This group-based simulation allows students to fight the Civil War as either the Union of Confederacy in a team-based game. Students take the role of either the government or army groups and try to take territory and cities while training armies, researching technology, and build their navies in order to win. By taking their opponents cities, they will rob them of production points, and eventually gain victory.
This game is designed to be played over a number of weeks, but only takes a few minutes a day to complete. Its a turn-based game that is easy to learn, but hard to master. Your students will have a great time and its the perfect compliment to your unit on the Civil War.