The Civil War
Assignments & Activities
Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching the Civil War Teacher Pass
Teaching the Civil War Teacher Pass includes:
- Assignments & Activities
- Reading Quizzes
- Current Events & Pop Culture articles
- Discussion & Essay Questions
- Challenges & Opportunities
- Related Readings in Literature & History
Sample of Assignments & Activities
Article and Discussion: The Battle of Gettysburg
Most historians consider the Battle of Gettysburg to be the pivotal moment of the war. And many question Confederate General Robert E. Lee's decision to take the war to the North and thus set the stage for his decisive defeat. In this exercise, ...
Document-Based Essay: Lincoln and Slavery
Sorting out Abraham Lincoln's views on slavery is a difficult task. We have included an exercise in another unit that might help your students understand the views he expressed prior to the war (check it out ...