Investigation and inquiry are important tools in developing solid historical thinking skills. There are numerous battles of the Civil War for students to explore and investigate independently. Students can independently research various battles for their significance and outcomes and present their findings in storyboards.
By following a simple graphic organizer created from a traditional storyboard, students will have the tools to successfully evaluate a Civil War battle. The activity will have students effectively evaluating what happened during the battle, why decisions were made, and the long-term results of the event. Check out this example on the Battle of Gettysburg.
Students should answer the following questions:
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Create a storyboard analyzing the Battle of Gettysburg.
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)