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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP PROJECT LESSON PLANI. Grade Level: Ninth Grade II. Topic: Virginia and the Civil War A. Civil War Battlefields: Major battles in Virginia (Listed on attached sheet) B. Virtual Tour of VA Battlefields:


Standards: A. Specific Virginia Standard(s) of Learning the lesson is designed to meet:

Civil War and Post-War Eras VS.7 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the issues that divided our nation and led to the Civil War by a) identifying the events and differences between northern and southern states that divided Virginians and led to secession, war, and the creation of West Virginia; b) Describing Virginias role in the war, including identifying major battles that took place in Virginia.

Source: History and Social Science Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools January 2008


Objective: To learn Virginias role in the Civil War a. Why were so many battles fought in Virginia b. Identify important Union and Confederate Generals c. How were Virginians effected by the Civil War d. Why did Virginia secede from the Union Materials: Textbook


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Procedures: (Include websites used, URLs, and how you will instruct, integrating the QAIT Model and technology) 1. Instructional Set (how the activities will be introduced): Activity 1: Discuss what students already know or believe about the Civil War. Activity 2: Discuss what role students believe Virginia played in the Civil War (before and after lesson discussions.) What as the reason for the war? How did Southerners feel about the war? Was everyone in the North in favor of the war? Activity 3: Visit websites a. b. c.

Activity 3: Group Work 2. Developmental Activities: 1. Instruction: a. Engage students in a brief discussion in regards to searching the Web for information regarding the Civil War in Virginia. (5-10 minutes) b. Each group must complete a worksheet regarding the battle timeline. c. Group discussion of time line (10-15 minutes) 2. Guided Practice: a. Review of Battle timeline worksheet as a class. b. Class discussion c. Online virtual tour of Civil War battlefields 3. Independent Practice: a. Worksheet Packet b. Textbook reading

3. Closure: Class discussion VII. Diversity / Differentiation for Exceptionalities: A. Learning Styles (modalities / multiple intelligences) Visual, Auditory, Note-taking, Group work, and discussion B. Gifted Open discussion C. LEP Individualized help with worksheets D. LD, ED, ADD Group work E. Multicultural Connections Discussion on the reason(s) for the Civil War (slavery, economics, etc.)

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VIII. Evaluation: (how you will assess whether the students learned the material; i.e., if the lesson was able to meet the objectives) 1. Brief essay regarding Virginias role in the Civil War 2. Timeline quiz

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Major Virginia Battles by Date Source: 1. 2. 3. 4. June 3, 1861: Battle of Philippi August 26, 1861: Battle of (Kesslelers) Cross Lanes October 3, 1861: Battle of Greenbriar October 21, 1861: Battle of Leesburg, Battle of Balls Bluff, and Battle of Harrison Island 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. March 9, 1862: Battle of Hampton Roads March 23, 1862: Battle of Kernstown April 16, 1862: Battle of Dam No. 1 May 5, 1862: Battle of Williamsburg May 7, 1862: Battles of West Point and Battles of Elthams Landing May 23, 1862: Battle of Front Royal May 25, 1862: Battle of Winchester May 27, 1862: Battle of Hanover Courthouse May 31, 1862: Battle of Seven Pines June 1, 1862: Battle of Fair Oaks June 6, 1862: Battle of Harrisonburg June 8, 1862: Battle of Cross Keys and Battle of Union Church June 9, 1862: Battle of Port Republic June 25, 1862: Battle of Oak Grove and Battle of The Orchards June 26, 1862: Battle of Mechanicsville, Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, and Battle of Ellerson's Mill 20. June 27, 1862: Battle of Gaines Mill, Battle of First Cold Harbor, and Battle of the Chickahominy 21. 22. June 29, 1862: Battle of Savages Station June 29, 1862: Battle of Peach Orchard, Battle of Orchard Station, and Battle of Allens Farm 23. 25. July 1, 1862: Battle of Malvern Hill and Battle of Malvern Cliffs August 9, 1862: Battle of Cedar Mountain and Battle of Slaughter Mountain (Other names: Cedar Run, Cedar Run Mountain, Southwest Mountain)

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26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.

August 27, 1862: Battle of Kettle Run August 29, 1862: Second Manassas August 30, 1862: Second Bull Run September 1, 1862: Battle of Chantilly September 12, 1862: Battle of Harpers Ferry March 17, 1863: Battle of Kellys Ford April 12, 1863: Siege of Suffolk May 1, 1863: Battle of Chancellorsville May 3, 1863: Battle of Second Fredericksburg June 9, 1863: Battle of Brandy Station June 13, 1863: Battle of Winchester November 7, 1863: Battle of Rappahanock Station and Battle of Kellys For May 5, 1864: Battle of the Wilderness May 8, 1864: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House June 15, 1864: Siege of Petersburg June 17, 1864: Battle of Richmond Turnpike June 21, 1864: Battle of Meade Station July 30, 1864: Battle of Crater or Crater Battle August 18, 1864: Battle of Weldon Railroad August 25, 1864: Battle of Reams Station September 30, 1864: Battle of Hatchers Run October 27, 1864: Battle of Burgess Mill December 6, 1864: Battle of Stoney Creek March 25, 1865: Battle of Fort Stedman March 31, 1865: Battle of Whit Oak Road April 4, 1865: Battle of Jetersville April 8, 1865: Battle of Appomattox Station

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