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Western Hills Middle School Library: Civil War Song

Student Directions

Write lyrics (or full songs) that highlight one battle or one event in the Civil War.  Then, present to the class both verbally and on a poster board.  Creativity shows good effort. Song should include:


5 facts

Who fought (Union or Confederate General)

What happened at the battle or event

Where did the battle or event take place

When did the battle or event occur

Who won (Union or Confederacy)


Web Resources

Subscription Databases

Search for your topic in one of these databases.  See Mrs. Flynn for passwords when required.


AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner (Information Literacy Skills):

1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of Technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.

1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.

3.2.1 Demonstrate leadership and confidence by presenting ideas to others in both formal and informal situations.

Common Core Standards

CC.5.W.7 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

CC.3.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

CC.6.W.1.b Text Types and Purposes: Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible 
sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.


Fort Sumter

First battle of Bull Run (Manassas)

Merrimack v. Monitor (Virginia)

Battle of Shiloh

Battle of Fredericksburg

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Antietam

Emancipation Proclamation

Battle of Gettysburg

Gettysburg Address

Battle of Vicksburg

Battle of the Wilderness

Mobile Bay

Battle of Richmond

Appomattox Court House, Virginia