Why might people want to remember events in history?
What are some ways we learn about history or certain historic events?
How does knowing about something that happened so long ago help us today?
Hand out the Preservation Pamphlet
Have students fold into thirds and complete each section, except for the “Some battlefields that could use our help” portion.
Complete the Preserving the Memory Essay, which asks students to discuss why they think it is important to remember the Civil War.
Take Action – have your students participate in the preservation of a local Civil War site or get them involved with one of the Most Endangered Battlefields.
Participate in Park Day – see if a site in your area is hosting a Park Day event by visiting www.civilwar.org/parkday.
Tell us about your work through the Teaching Civics through Preservation page at www.civilwar.org/teaching-civics-through-preservation.
Assessment in this Lesson:
Informal assessment through the video follow-up discussion questions
Completed Preservation Pamphlet
Completed essay describing why each student thinks it’s important to remember the Civil War