Lesson Plan

Civil War from Different Perspectives

Students will research primary and secondary sources to compare and contrast different perspectives on the Civil War.
Lisette G.
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PS108K
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
Objectives

Students will use the LOC primary source analysis tooll to explore primary and secondary sources to identify different perspectives of the Civil War.

Students will write an informational text comparing and contrasting these different perspectives.

 

 

Subjects
Social Studies
events
history
Grades 6 - 12
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1 Hook

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Students will view video of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address focusing on the tone and language to determine point of view and perspective.

Discuss the following questions

How do the images, the music, and the setting create a mournful tone in this preview of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address? 

Why was it important for Lincoln to "choose his words carefully" in the address?

Why didn't he want to sound triumphant as the Confederacy was nearing surrender?

What was the importance of healing and reconciliation?
 

 

2 Direct Instruction

Teacher will explicitly model how to complete the Primary Source Analysis Tool from the Library of Congress focusing on the author's perspective. 

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snvoices01.html

http://www.loc.gov/resource/amss.cw106530.0

 

3 Independent Practice

Students will work independently to use the LOC Primary Source Analysis Tool for the following primary sources

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppmsca.31269/

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snvoices05.html

4 wrap-up

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Students will revisit the video of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address focusing on the tone and language to determine point of view and perspective to compare their thinking before and after the lesson.