Fun Classroom Activities
The 20 enjoyable, interactive classroom activities that are included will help your students understand the text in amusing ways. Fun Classroom Activities include group projects, games, critical thinking activities, brainstorming sessions, writing poems, drawing or sketching, and more that will allow your students to interact with each other, be creative, and ultimately grasp key concepts from the text by "doing" rather than simply studying.
1. 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.
Research the propaganda used by the North and the South to encourage men to enlist in the army. Bring examples to class to discuss.
3. Lincoln's Dilemma
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