6-8 Working Group

The POWER Library Hub 6-8 Working Group oversees the curation of the 6-8 resources submitted to the POWER Library Hub for inclusion. As a group member, you will • collaborate with other Pennsylvania educators on lesson plans for grades 6-8 • contribute open educational resources designed for use in the 6-8 environment to OER Commons • curate the 6-8 lessons submitted to the POWER Library Hub for inclusion through the formal endorsement of those lessons.
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Examining Primary Sources from the Civil War

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Primary sources provide firsthand evidence and perspectives of historical events by the person writing them.  Students will read various types of correspondence (letters, diaries, and postcards) and analyze their content.  Students will then take on the role of a citizen and write a letter as if they were part of a major event of the Civil War. 

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Lynn Ann Wiscount, Vince Mariner, Erin Halovanic