Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
The Battle of Gettysburg was a crucial turning point in the Civil War. The three-day battle in which both the Northern and Southern armies lost nearly 20,000 men each was destined to favor the North. Study the Battle of Gettysburg.
1. The Battle of Gettysburg is one of the most famous military battles in American history. As a class discuss what you know about the Battle of Gettysburg. Write down key points about the battle, its purpose, and the people involved. This list will be used to compare your knowledge to actual fact.
2. Using Internet resources, research the Battle of Gettysburg. Print out pertinent information. Compare the information with your previous list. How many facts were correct/incorrect? Note the results.
3. Homework: To truly understand the Battle of Gettysburg, you have to be aware of its remote location. Find a map of Gettysburg in 1863, and note landmarks...
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