Lesson Plan

High School Lesson Plan "Women in the Civil War"

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Grade Level:
Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Civil War
Group Size:
Up to 36
National/State Standards:
National Center for History in the Schools, UCLA, U.S. History Content Standards, http://www.nchs.ucla.edu/Standards/us-history-content-standards/us-era-5


This lesson plan can be used to help your students explore some of the important roles that women had during the Civil War. Students will read one primary and two secondary sources and then complete two writing assignments.


Students will be able to:
-Name four roles that women had during the Civil War.
-Name four contributions women made to the war effort.
-Name three difficulties women faced during the Civil War.