Conflicting Newspaper Accounts

This lesson provides the opportunity for students to examine a Civil War battle in depth to document the event, either in a newspaper article or op-ed piece or as a blog or social media post. Students begin by selecting or being assigned a Civil War battle. In the opening activity, students analyze photographs taken at the battlefield. Students then begin their research viewing a chapter from THE CIVIL WAR series and related resources.

Organization Affiliation
PBS
Time
3 class periods