Subject Area(s): United States History

Grade Level(s): 6

Format of Library of Congress media: Images

Best Instructional Practices


USI.9f - The student will demonstrate knowledge of causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by describing the effects of the war from the perspectives of Union and Confederate soldiers ( including black soldiers), women, and slaves.


1 hour

Lesson Summary

As a result of this lesson, students will know:

  1. What Civil War weapons looked like.
  2. What Civil War camp life was like.
  3. What prison conditions were like.
  4. How African-American soldiers were treated.
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