This lesson plan was designed for 8th grade US History, but it can also be adapted for other grades. It should run between 30 and 45 minutes.
• Describe the events leading up to the Battle of Bull Run.
• Utilize knowledge of the battle to explore the personal experiences of those who witnessed the events that occurred.
• Understand the impact of the Battle of Bull Run on both Union and Confederate perspectives.
This lesson includes a map activity, a video clip and a writing activity. I encourage you to also purchase the accompanying PowerPoint as well as the writing activity template.