Gender and Soldiering: From Farmer to Soldier is a comprehensive 29-page inquiry unit devoted to the motivations of women who fought during the Civil War. Students critically examine primary source documents, ask questions, make hypothesis and draw conclusions. Using HUE’s Inquiry Edusystem™ and story of Sarah Lyons/Wakeman, students explore the topic in depth, engage in a game, work collaboratively and practice skills. The unit provides links to other resources, assessments and connections to other events in the past and present.
Civil War: From Farmer to Soldier
Students explore the possible motivations of women who fought during the Civil War, as well as tangential topics with historical connection and modern-day considerations. The unit is rich with primary source documents, skills-based activities and includes HUE’s original “What’s My Secret?” game.
Recommended for grades 2 – 4
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