Introduction activity: Use an old map from just before the Civil War started (West Virginia didn't exist). Don't alert students to the differences. Cut apart states and have students assemble like a puzzle. Life is Better Messy Anyway:
We have found many projects and activities to help our middle school kids to learn more about the American Civil War. We love books, music, art, and of course history hands-on activities. Project ideas for tweens/teens.
Help your students prepare for new Common Core social studies tests, like TNReady, with this FREE product. Students will identify the location, chronological order, and outcome of 12 major battles or events of the Civil War, including: Fort Sumter, First Battle of Bull Run, Fort Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Franklin, Nashville, and Appomattox Court House.
Dear America: Civil War Activities. Scholastic’s website offers interactive activities related to the Civil War that describe life during that time as well as how the Civil War impacted America. For example, “A Room In Time” is an interactive game where students can create their own typical Civil War room in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. By: Bevan M.