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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