Students will be learning about 19th century warfare and challenges nations faced when fighting a war. The lesson will be accomplished through primary source journal entries and graphs.
Grade Level: 9-12
Lesson Length: 60 minutes
Purpose: Students will read the excerpt from multiple sources and will compare and contrast warfare from the 19th century and the 20th century.
- Student will have the ability to point to specific reasons as to what could have made the Civil War so deadly a conflict.
- Students will give specific examples as to how the Civil War changed/impacted the lives of students, professors, and citizens.
- The students will be able to interpret and analyze both a primary and secondary documents related to the civil war.
- Students will be able to infer historical context from images, such as graphs.
Recommended CitationMoran, Freddy Enrique, "Warfare in the 19th Century" (2021). Lesson Plans. Paper 4.
Part I: Jefferson Medical College 1855 to 1865 (pages 89-124)
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Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics and Instruction for Skirmishes