Tennessee During the Civil War
This lesson is designed to give students an interactive digital experience focusing on key battles throughout Tennessee. It relies heavily on use of the Tennessee Civil War GIS project, an interactive website that relies on geographical information allows students to explore Civil War battles and skirmishes in many map layers.
- Explain the geographical division of Tennessee over the issue of slavery and secession, including Governor Harris, the secession convention vote of 1861, anti-secession...
- Trace the critical developments and events in the war, including geographical advantages and economic advantages of both sides, technological advances and the location...
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In the course of the lesson, students will:
- Analyze the Tennessee Civil War GIS Project and key battles within the state
- Examine data about various counties within the state and make references about their loyalties during the war
- Write a short essay about which Tennessee battle they feel is most significant based on the data given through the Tennessee Civil War GIS project website
- What were some of the key Civil War battles in the state of Tennessee?
- How were some counties within the state divided among the issue of slavery and why?
- Laptops, tablets, or some device with access to the internet
- Civil War GIS Worksheet (on following pages)