The first victim: the attack on the USS Housatonic

The recent discovery and raising of the lost submarine, the CSS Hunley, has answered many historical questions. The subsequent opening of the boat and examination of the artifacts within has answered more. Many questions still remain unanswered and new puzzles beg to be analyzed. How do we determine if questions are accurately answered with facts or if the answers are merely interpretations of events, physical evidence, or artifacts. 

Author
Keith Johnson
Organization Affiliation
North Charleston High School, North Charleston, S.C.
Time
45 to 90 minutes
Lesson Plan Subjects