Lincoln Lesson Idea: Pondering Podcasts

Abraham Lincoln

Level - Elementary

Subjects - Social Studies, History, Geography, Government

Students will demonstrate understanding of the human side of trhe civil war by writing blog posts.

This site has fourteen topics to share! The podcasts focus on the famous battles of the Civil War. Each location also includes a detailed map, brief description, dates, and more.

Share the podcasts on your projector or interactive whiteboard. While listening to the podcast, project the map on the screen for students to view. After hearing a podcast, have students create blog entries from the perspective of the soldiers at the battle. In younger grades, brainstorm ideas together before they start writing the blog entry. Let them comment back to one another's blog post, playing the role of a relative waiting for that soldier at home.

You may want to download the podcasts in advance; opening can be slow.

Web Resources

Podcasts: Civil War Tours Read the TeachersFirst review

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