1. Topic-
Important Civil War Figures
2. Content-
Abraham Lincoln
Jefferson Davis
Ulysses S. Grant
Robert E. Lee
Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
William T. Sherman
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Identifying key Northern and Southern personalities, including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, and William T. Sherman.

2. Students will gain a better understanding of the six key figures' roles in the war.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will work on their interpersonal skills as they work in groups to research their figure.

2. Students will read and research their figure in order to answer questions.
5. Materials and Aids-
Caution Tape
Eye Cover
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. The class will be divided in half. One side will represent the North for the day and the other side will represent the South.

2. The six figures to be covered will briefly be introduced.

B. Development-

1. The teacher will give a brief PowerPoint presentation on the six figures (approximately 1-2 slides for each figure).

C. Practice-

1. After the presentation the the North will be split into 3 groups and the South will be split into three groups.

2. Each group will be assigned one of the six figures (the North side will receive the 3 Northern figures and the South the 3 Southern figures).

3. Each group will be given a worksheet with certain questions to answer on their person.

4. After each group is finished they will present their findings to the class.

Checking for understanding-

1. After each group has presented, the class will participate in a "Trashketball Civil War."

2. Each side will be asked a question and given a set amount of time to come up with and answer as a group. If they get the question correct, they will receive a point and given a chance to shoot a ball into a goal for another point.

3. Since the key to winning a war is knowing your opponent, the South side will only be asked questions about the 3 Northern figures and the North side will only be asked questions about the 3 Southern figures. This will force the students to pay attention to the presentations.


The winning side of the "Trashketball Civil War" will receive a small treat.
7. Evaluation-
Students will be evaluated based on their ability to find the information for their presentations as well as their ability to answer questions during the review game.

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