Pick Your Battle

8th grade, civil war, lori drouhard, music, presentation, research

This lesson will help students to understand that there were many battles during the Civil War.  Many have heard of Gettysburg or Antietam but they don’t understand why and where the other battles were fought.  The students will use the Internet to find images, information, and music for their projects.

Pick Your Battle

8th grade, civil war, lori drouhard, music, presentation, research

This lesson will help students to understand that there were many battles during the Civil War.  Many have heard of Gettysburg or Antietam but they don’t understand why and where the other battles were fought.

One Day in Gettysburg

8th grade, andrea dolezal, civil war, drama, gettysburg, primary sources, song

 

Gone with the Wind: The Civil War Through the Eyes of Hollywood

8th grade, civil war, daniel dawson, gone with the wind, movies

Andrew Jackson, Hero, Monster, or Somewhere in Between?

8th grade, andrew jackson, kaye christensen, primary sources

Andrew Jackson was a complex and influential key player of the 19th century whose two terms as United States president helped shape policy on states rights, labor and industrialization, Indian removal, economic power structures, and slavery.

Leadership in African American Regiments and the Movies

8th grade, african american, civil war, movies, Phil Berndt

Phil's lesson will help students gain an understanding of what it took for African Americans to gain the right to fight for their freedom in the Civil War and the events which surrounded their admission into the Union army.

The Historical Significance of the Gettysburg Address

8th grade, civil war, gettysburg address, newspapers, primary sources, Tyson Bauerle

 

A Century of Progress?

8th grade, ideals, jon bauer, primary sources, timeline

The purpose of Jon's lesson is to ask students to reflect upon the ideas presented throughout the

Understanding the Slave Trade

8th grade, chad adkins, primary sources, slave, slave trade, slaves

 

Mexican-American War 1846-1848

8th grade, bill woodward, eighth grade, mexican american war, primary sources, war