US Civil War Research and Role Play Project for American History
US Civil War: Research and Role Play Project immerses students in figures from the U.S. Civil War.

Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe, Robert E. Lee, Mary Parker and more through your students' discovery of them. In this inquiry-based project, students research a major figure from the U.S. Civil War and then embody that person at a culminating party. This project, a favorite among my students, puts students literally in the lives of historical figures.

This detailed guide includes:
- Teacher's Guide
- Suggested figures and annotated bibliography for 30+ figures from the U.S. Civil War
- Student handouts including: research template, historical context template, costume research guide, and guide for preparing for the party.
- Complete list of journal entry prompts
- A complete materials list

Also available as part of a money saving US Civil War: Teacher Resource Bundle (Growing)

This purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.
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Created: Aug 7, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


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