The movie "Gettysburg" is based on The Killer Angels. Show the movie in class and have students compare and contrast it with the novel.
There are moments of great success and moments of devastating failure, as well as some moments of humor in The Killer Angels. Have students create a political cartoon depicting a scene or moment from the novel.
Write the names of the characters from the novel on slips of paper and place them in a hat. Play a game of charades using the characters' names. Be sure to use what you know about the characters from the novel to act out clues for your team.
Select key scenes from the novel. Break students up into groups and give each group a scene to dramatize. Give them time in class to practice their scene, and...
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