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?
After the war there was talk of putting Lee on trial for treason. Grant wrote, "I will resign the command of the army rather than execute any order to arrest Lee.” That settled the matter, and Lee was never tried.