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. Civil War Reenactment
Take a field trip to watch a Civil War reenactment to learn about fighting tactics, military uniforms, and the life of a Civil War soldier. Write an essay reflecting on your experience.
2. Women of the Civil War
Research a woman who played an important role during the Civil War. Describe her life and work. How was she important? How did she compare to most women at the time the Civil War took place? Write a one-page paper to share your research.
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