Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - "Civil War Weapons and Battles Webquest (Great Lesson Plan)"

5th-12th Grade
By:  The History Wizard
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Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
Civil War Weapons and Battles Webquest

Students will gain basic knowledge about the Civil War by completing an internet-based worksheet. The Civil War Weapon and Battles Webquest uses an amazing virtual museum website by Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The website allows students view historical artifacts and gives a basic overview of the conflict.

Click on 'Civil War' on the webpage
The webquest contains one hundred and ten questions and is a great way to introduce or review key facts and events related to the Civil War. An answer sheet is included for the teacher.

My students love examining and reading about the Civil War weapons, leaders, and battles from the website. I usually use this webquest as an introduction or review activity for my students and it takes most students at least two class periods to complete the webquest. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.

This webquest is in the following lesson plan collections:
Civil War and Reconstruction Webquest Lesson Plan Collection
History Wizard’s Whole Year of American History Webquest and Internet Worksheet Collection
History Wizard’s One Year of World History, American History, and Geography Worksheets/Webquests

Individual Civil War Lesson Plans:

Civil War Webquests
Civil War Webquest: History Channel Website
Civil War Weapons and Battles Webquest: Great Lesson Plan
Civil War Presidents Webquest
Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Webquest
John Brown Webquest: Bleeding Kansas and Harpers Ferry
John Brown Worksheets and Webquest Collection
Civil War Webquest: New York City Draft Riots

Civil War PowerPoints
Civil War 3D PowerPoint: Petersburg Campaign
Civil War Strengths and Weaknesses of the North and South PowerPoint
Civil War: The Death of Stonewall Jackson PowerPoint

Civil War Mapping
Civil War Mapping Activity (1860 USA Map)

Primary Source Worksheets:
Civil War and Reconstruction Primary Sources Internet Worksheet Collection
The Assassination of Lincoln and the Death of Booth Worksheets
John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry Primary Source Internet Worksheets

Civil War Writing Activities:
Battles of the Civil War Writing Collection: Student Letters
Andersonville Letter: Civil War Letter Activity
Battle of Antietam: Civil War Letter Activity
Siege of Vicksburg: Civil War Letter Activity
Battle of Gettysburg: Civil War Letter Activity
Siege of Petersburg: Civil War Letter Activity
Civil War Research Paper

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