For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War Fun Activities

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Letters Home

Write a letter to your family as either a Union or Confederate soldier. Describe where you are, what the conditions are like, and what you've done and seen that day. Try to be as authentic as possible in both language and presentation. Be sure that your creation is original.

Propaganda

Research the propaganda used by the North and the South to encourage men to enlist in the army. Bring examples to class to discuss.

Lincoln's Dilemma

Pretend that you are Abraham Lincoln, alone considering the decision of whether or not to go after the South when they've seceded. Write and perform a speech for your class wherein you weigh the pros and cons of your decision and what it will mean for the future of the United States.

Debate It

Write a skit depicting an argument over the concept of liberty between a Union man and...

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