ERIC Number: ED445966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Not Just a Man's War: Women in the American Civil War, 1861-65. 8th Grade Lesson. Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE): Connecting California's Classrooms to the World.
Granet, Eileen M.
This eighth-grade lesson teaches about military battles and the lives of women during the U.S. Civil War. Students work both individually and in groups, assuming the perspective of a young woman who has left home to join the war effort. The lesson progresses along the following steps: (1) "Getting Started" (Focus on a particular woman's role); (2) "Civil War 'Spiders'" (Brainstorming); (3) "Cyber Scavenger Hunt" (Internet research); (4) "Flowing Terrific Terms" (Vocabulary); (5) "A Young Girl's Life" (Diary reading); (6) "Meeting a Spy and Other Stories" (Diary reading); (7) Internet Research; (8) "Keeping in Touch with Home" (Letter writing); (9) "Dynamite Drawings" (Creating maps, scenery, props, etc.); (10) "Storyboards"; (11) "Practice Presentation"; (12) "Final Group Presentation.""Reflection" presents questions for thought and discussion. Includes a teacher's guide, which outlines lesson purpose, student skills, lesson pacing, resources and materials, interdisciplinary connections, and vocabulary. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Females, Grade 8, History Instruction, Junior High Schools, Military Personnel, Military Service, Role Playing, Small Group Instruction, Social Studies, Student Projects, United States History
SCORE, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, 601 North E. Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093; Web site: http://score.rums.k12.ca.us/activity/manswar/index.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, CA.