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Loyola University Chicago

Teaching with Primary Sources

Lesson 16

Evaluating Total War: Sherman's March to the Sea

• Discuss brutal Union tactics (starvation, burning homes/fields)

• Watch History Channel Video: Sherman's Terrifying Tactics

• Photo Gallery Walk Compare Union & Confederate perspectives

• Form an opinion

 

Lesson 16 (Complete Lesson) (.PDF)

Lesson Components

Lesson Plan 16 (.PDF)

Evaluating Total War (.PDF)

Eye Witness Account of a Southern Civilian (.PDF)

Confederate's Argument (.PDF)

Union's Argument (.PDF)

Lesson 16 Resource Citations (.PDF)