Best Lesson Plan Contest 2013 - Winning Lesson Plans
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Check out the winning lesson plans from our 2013 Best Lesson Plan Contest. Sponsored by HISTORY (TM).
Southern Secession and the 1860 Election (Middle School), by Erica Bell »
Southern Secession and the 1860 Election asks students to study Abraham Lincoln's presidential platform, with an emphasis on his personal views on slavery, and the South's reaction to his election.
Civil War Medicine: Fact and Fiction, by P. Suzanne Smith (Middle School and High School) »
Utilizing a multi-media approach, students will bust myths about the practice and intellectual underpinnings of Civil War medicine.
Effects of the Missouri Border War, by Ruthie Caplinger (Middle School) »
Students will engage in a mock trial of Jesse James, examining the conflicting loyalties, duties, and personalities that shaped the Civil War.
Civil War Letters, by Nori Lustig (Middle School) »
Students will use letters written by Civil War soldiers to find points of similarity and contrast in Northern and Southern experiences.