Anticipatory and Conclusion Activity
This activity is designed to help the student focus on the final days of the Civil War. Each student should write 5 things they KNOW about Lee’s Retreat from Petersburg, 5 things they KNOW about the events at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 5 things they WANT to know or WONDER about concerning the events at Appomattox Court House, and finally at the conclusion of the lesson, 5 things they have LEARNED about the ending of the Civil War.
Did You Know?
As General Lee left the McLean House, according to History of the 198th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, “one of our bands, near by, through the generous impulse of the moment, struck up the appropriate air of Auld Lang Syne.” (Original instrument is exhibited at Appomattox Court House NHP.)