Civil War (Lesson 3 of 3)
Created By: Ken Kleber, Centennial High School (Champaign, IL)
Grade Level: 11th
Content Area: U.S. History
Database Integration: Students will browse the
collection for materials relating to daily life during the antebellum
period and life during the Civil War itself.
Computer with Internet
access and printer, class notebook, maps, other materials that will
vary by group.
- Students will break
into groups of four or five.
- Students will review
notes, books, handouts, and maps given in class.
- Students will search
the TDC database for the above information.
- Students will create props using
historically accurate information (as found in the TDC
database) to help them reenact daily life in the mid-late 1800s. Costumes,
cooking utensils, and furnishings should be as "real" as possible.
Presentation will be graded
based on authenticity (within reason).