The following inquiry lesson plans have been created by educators, leading historians, and the American Battlefield Trust Education Department for classroom use in middle school grades six through nine.
The Middle School Inquiry Civil War Curriculum is a set of eight standards-based lesson plans. Below are the inquiry curriculum lessons along with a selection of optional lessons, all of which fit within the Common Core and National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) standards for Middle School students.
Sections of the Inquiry Curriculum:
Students will be able to identify the causes of the American Civil War.
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Students from Jim Percoco and Brad Swain's Applied History classes at West Springfield High School take a field trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield that includes the use of our Gettysburg Battle App at Little Round Top and Devil's Den.
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