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Chapter 9 Skill/Project


Lesson Plan: Historic Letters & The Battle of Antietam

The students will:

  • Be able to effectively use primary source materials
  • Understand the significance of the Battle of Antietam
  • Write an effective historical letter
  • Understand the problems and difficulties with electronic communication
  • Assess the impact of Lee's Lost Orders #191
  • Explain the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation



Additional Resources

  • Civil War Net website
  • Bell Irvin Wiley The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union and the Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy
  • John D. Billings Hardtack & Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life