Sunday, November 10, 2013
This lesson plan lasts for three days and is geared for high school students. The driving question for this project is What was the Old South like? What was our country like before the Civil War? I will split the classroom into two groups, "Union Army" and "Confederate Army". The groups will then research using iPads and laptops to find opinions on slavery for their side in the 1800's. Each group will elect a leader (Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee) to present their group's formulated opinions on the topic of slavery. If one side can be swayed, there will be no Civil War, if they can't, we fight! Students may make a presentation that the leaders will use to help sway the opposing army.