Educator's Guide: Language Arts: Living History

Background:

Since ancient times, people have created dramas and comedies about their history and in particular their wars. Whether it is the Iliad, or Richard III, plays have been presented to the public to help them better understand history.

Methods:

Divide the class into groups. Have each group research an aspect of the Vicksburg Campaign. Have the students write and present skits relating to their topic.

Classroom Activities:

  • Language Arts
  • Social Studies

Grades:

  • 7 -12

Objectives:

Students will research historical plays and write multi character skits based ON the Vicksburg Campaign.

Materials: Resource Center to review other plays and references on the Vicksburg Campaign. Writing materials or computer. Imagination!

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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