Lesson Plan

Middle School Lesson Plan, "Flags that Talk"

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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
Civil War, History
Duration:
One Hour
Group Size:
Up to 36 (6-12 breakout groups)
Setting:
classroom
National/State Standards:
UCLA, National Center For History in the Schools, Era 5: Civil War and Reconstruction. Standard 2A The student understands how the resources of the Union and Confederacy affected the course of the war.

Overview

Students will work together in groups to send and receive messages using signal flags that they have made.

Objective(s)

Objectives: At the end of the activity, the students will:
 -Have an increased understanding of the role of the Signal Corps during the Civil War;
 -Be able to send and receive messages using signal flags and cipher disks.