ERIC Number: ED466432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
The Battle of Glorieta Pass: A Shattered Dream. Teaching with Historic Places.
McBride, James; Reed, Judy
Henry Hopkins Sibley shared his nation's destiny of spanning the American continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Sibley's nation was the Confederate States of America, and Confederate President Jefferson Davis shared Sibley's vision of southern manifest destiny. President Davis authorized Sibley to raise volunteers for the Confederate Army of New Mexico, since Sibley's object was to conquer New Mexico and go on to Colorado and California. But the Confederate troops encountered major obstacles they had not foreseen, including cold weather and dry landscape, a distrustful Hispanic population, Apache warriors, and a determined, quickly assembled Union volunteer force. In Glorieta Pass (New Mexico), on March 28, 1862, the dream of a Confederate Western Empire ended. This lesson plan contains eight sections: (1) "About This Lesson"; (2) "Getting Started: Inquiry Question"; (3) "Setting the Stage: Historical Context"; (4) "Locating the Site: Maps" (Southwest United States in 1862); (5) "Determining the Facts: Readings" (Gettysburg of the West; A Soldier's Experience; Reports of the Battle of Glorieta Pass); (6) "Visual Evidence: Images" (Battles of Apache Canyon and Glorieta Pass; Fight at Pigeon's Ranch; Pigeon's Ranch, 1880; Glorieta Pass Battlefield Today); (7) "Putting It All Together: Activities" (Consider Life as a Soldier; Impact of the Confederate Invasion; War Memorials in the Local Community); and (8) "Supplementary Resources." The lesson can be used in U.S. history, social studies, and geography courses in units on westward expansion and the U.S. Civil War. (BT)
Descriptors: Civil War (United States), Heritage Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Educational Objectives, United States History
Teaching with Historic Places, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Suite NC400, Washington, DC 20240. For full text: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/91glorieta/91glorieta.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.