Civil War Leaders


US History The Civil War Civil War Leaders
Students learn about the political and military leaders during the Civil War. Then, they learn about two recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Finally, they identify leadership characteristics in four of the men studied in this experience.

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Overview

In this experience, students learn about the military and political leaders during the Civil War. Then, they learn about two recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Finally, they identify leadership characteristics in four of the men studied in this experience.

Students will collaborate in small groups for scene 3 and scene 4.

Objective:
  • Identify the leaders of each side in the war.


The Civil War introduced a number of new and talented leaders. Military leaders were expected to guide their charges and face battles alongside their soldiers. Political leaders were required to guide their citizens and military forces alike, with the hope of winning the war. In this experience, you will learn about the different actions and leadership qualities that made these men great leaders.

Objective:

  • Identify the leaders of each side of the war.

Think about what makes someone a leader. What qualities do they have?


List one or more traits that you think make someone a leader. Separate the traits with a comma, like so: happy, hungry.

Post your answer

If you have time, hold a discussion with students about what makes someone a leader. Some leadership traits they may mention include:

  • ability to motivate others
  • vision and a clear goal
  • management skills
  • honesty and integrity
  • self-confidence
  • sensitivity to others
  • bravery
  • communication skills
  • decisiveness


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