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General Learning Lesson Plan: General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, ending the American Civil War

Lesson Details

Subject: History

Grade Level: High School

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • Know the events leading up to the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.
  • Understand the significance of the surrender in ending the American Civil War.
  • Analyze the impact of the surrender on the United States.

Methodology

The lesson will be delivered through a combination of lecture, discussion, and group activities.

Resources/Materials Required

  • Textbook or online resources on the American Civil War.
  • Handouts with discussion questions.
  • Whiteboard and markers.

Activities

1. Lecture on the events leading up to the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.

2. Group discussion on the significance of the surrender in ending the American Civil War.

3. Group activity analyzing the impact of the surrender on the United States.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through participation in group activities and a written reflection on the significance of the surrender in ending the American Civil War.

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This lesson plan complies with the Common Core State Standards for History and Social Studies.

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