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Post Civil War Project

posted Nov 27, 2017, 9:05 AM by School Publications   [ updated Nov 27, 2017, 10:16 AM ]

    The sixth grade students at Brownstown Elementary School did a social studies project on the Civil War. With a partner they researched two major battles that took place in the war. It took the students one week to research the battles, one week to type up the information, and then Ms. Lloyd, the teacher, made the map in one day. They started the project at the end of September 2017. After they were done researching and the map was made, the class was asked who won the most battles and where most of the battles took place. The class analyzed the map and they came to the conclusion that the Union won more battles and most of the battles were in Confederate states.


    The class said they liked the map after it was complete and enjoyed researching to find cool and interesting facts. Ms. Lloyd found the project on teacherspayteachers.com, which is a website where teachers post curriculum and other teachers can buy it to use in their own class. The students really liked the project because they got to pick the battles and decide the interesting facts they wanted to include in their paper. The whole project was student led and Ms. Lloyd was there as a resource if anyone truly needed help. Part of the curriculum is to cover the Civil War in sixth grade social studies. That is why she decided to have the class do this project to help them better understand the Civil War. This will be a project we see every year because the kid learned so much from it and it is more hands on  then just reading out of a textbook.


By Lane Himes


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