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Loyola University Chicago

Teaching with Primary Sources

Lesson 14

Technological Advance –
• Predict the reasons for high casualty rates at Antietam

• Introduce the affect of the Minie Ball

• Watch History Channel video: Civil War Tech

• Discuss the affects of other new technologies on warfare


 Lesson 14 (Complete Lesson) (.PDF)

Lesson Components

Lesson Plan 14 (.PDF)

Make a Prediction (.PDF)

Make a Comparison (.PDF)

Minie Ball Diagram (.PDF)

Technology Chart (.PDF)

Battlefield Soldier (.PDF)

Battlefield Prisoner (.PDF)

Battlefield Nurse (.PDF)