Ten Interesting Facts . . . . The American Civil War

Ten Interesting Facts . . . . The American Civil War

1. Lincoln’s Hat Shot

In August 1863 while Abraham Lincoln was heading home from the White House, someone took a shot at him. The bullet went through his hat. Lincoln asked the guards to keep the incident quiet because he did not want to worry his wife.

2. Fort Sumter

The first confrontation of the Civil War took place on April 12, 1861 when Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter beginning the war. The war ended on April 9, 1865 when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House. The beginning and ending dates were used in creating the title of the Civil War novel Across Five Aprils. Continue Reading

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RAFT Writing Strategy

RAFT Activity #1

RAFT Writing Strategy

RAFT is a writing strategy to help students focus on four areas of communication. RAFT is an acronym for the following:

Role of the Writer Continue Reading

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Group Work

Grouping Students

Collaborative Groups

Small group activities are incorporated into many unit lessons. One hour of organization will make transitioning your class into group activities simple.

1) Purchase insertable name badges (lanyards) for each student in your class. You may use fold & clip name badges or the hanging name badges with neck straps. Continue Reading

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