Lesson Plan

Elementary School Lesson Plan, "Antietam: Then and Now"

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Grade Level:
Third Grade-Fourth Grade
Subject:
Civil War, History
Duration:
One Class Period
Group Size:
Up to 36 (6-12 breakout groups)
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA, History Standards,
Standards for Grades K-4. Standard 1:Chronological Thinking, Standard
2:Historical Comprehension, Standard 3:Historical Analysis and
Interpretation.

Overview

Students will study historic photographs, sketches, and paintings of the battle and then compare them to modern photographs of the battlefield. They will then complete a worksheet that compares the battlefield then and now

Objective(s)

Students will be able to:
-Distinguish between past, present, and future time.
-Explain change and continuity over time.
-Draw upon the visual data presented in photographs, paintings, and drawings.
-Analyze illustrations in historical stories.