The Southern Home Front


US History The Civil War The Southern Home Front
Students learn about the southern home front, including food scarcity and inflation in the Confederate States. Then they compare and contrast the northern and southern home fronts.

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In this experience, students learn about the southern home front, including food scarcity and inflation in the Confederate States. Then they compare and contrast the northern and southern home fronts.

Objective:

  • Explain problems on the home front, including economic issues.


Most of the fighting during the Civil War took place in the South. Battles around southern homes caused many hardships for southerners. Many southerners saw their homes burned or taken over by Union armies. Their belongings, food, and clothing was destroyed or stolen as the Union army moved through.

Objective:

  • Explain problems on the home front, including economic issues.




Burning of Columbia, South Carolina


What are some words that come to mind when you think about life in the South during the Civil War? Post at least one item to the word cloud below. To list multiple items, separate them with a comma, like this: North, South.

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Ask students to share some of the words they added to the word cloud. Students might have included: fighting, burning, starvation, bloody, battles, death, despair, patriotism, etc.


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