Lesson Plans and Activities

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Lesson: “The Battle of Saltville”

August 8th, 2011
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Saltville and its controversy provides an excellent opportunity to teach a lesson that highlights some complex and difficult aspects of the civil war. This lesson helps students see the complexity of African American military Service. As our nation begins its Civil War Sesquicentennial; students need to see past “Glory” and look at some often difficult aspects of the war.

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This lesson plan was written by Paul LaRue and placed second in the 2010-2011 Best Lesson Plan Contest.

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Lesson: “The Battle of Saltville”

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