The 6th grade team successfully flash-mobbed the 8th graders at lunch today! I am so very proud of all my students and I am impressed at how well you pulled off The Ben Franklin Project! Stay tuned for a link to see the flash mob in action!
As we near the end of our Civil War unit, students will be introduced to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Use the above link to learn more about the plot and Booth’s escape as well as how Booth himself lost his life.
1. How did the Civil War escalate beginning with the attack on Fort Sumter and continuing to Sherman’s March?
2. How did Lincoln’s assassination impact the path of Reconstruction?
Want to learn more?
Read Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson, a young adult book on Lincoln’s assassination.
Click the above link to see an interactive timeline and map detailing the event
Students recently studied the Battle of Gettysburg using www.historyanimated.com. If you are interested in checking out the battle again or studying other Civil War battles, please click the above link.