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

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

This lesson is designed to give students an overview of the Civil War from the point of the movie Gone with the Wind.  Using this movie gives students the opportunity to see the three stages of the Civil War (pre-war, War time, and Reconstruction).  This allows for student to visualize the event and see how life changed for the South and how women in the South were a vital part of keeping the South somewhat intact during the war.  Students will use a variety of primary documents as well as supplemental resources in order to increase knowledge during the learning process.

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