Lesson Plan

Shiloh: Place of Peace to Bloody Battlefield (A Lesson Plan)

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Social Studies
Lesson Duration:
60 Minutes
State Standards:
TN S.S. 5.3., S.S. 5.5., S.S. 8.5.
Thinking Skills:
Remembering: Recalling or recognizing information ideas, and principles.

Essential Question

Why did the Battle of Shiloh take place where it did?


In this lesson the students will be able to determine which states remained in
the United States, which states joined the Confederacy, and which states were Border States. The students will be able to locate important river and rail systems used to transport troops and supplies. They will also be able to describe how this dependence on important river and rail systems led to the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth.


This teacher’s packet contains brief historic information, lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom. Information on planning a field classroom trip to Shiloh and Corinth Battlefields is also included in the packet.


After completing the activities in the lesson plan, you can plan a visit to Shiloh National Battlefield by emailing us below.



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Last updated: February 12, 2019