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.
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:
Students will learn all about the The American Civil War Resource loaded with informational articles, organizers, and interactive activities about the causes, events, important people, and results of the war.