1. The author will explain why Vicksburg was so strategic to the war and how Grant conducted his siege.
2. The author will introduce the three young people who are the central characters in her book and explain what happened to each of them.
2. The author will relate what life was like during the Civil War for children and teens,and for boys under age 18 who enlisted. She will emphasize that many young people faced grave danger and deprivation during the war.
4. The author will illustrate her comments with photos of young people in the Civil War.
5. The author will leave time for a question and answer session.
--To emphasize the critical roles young people have played in war--and thus, in history.
--To teach students about the 47-day siege of Vicksburg, which was one of the key events of the Civil War and one of the longest sieges on American soil.
--To engage students in the study of history by connecting them with young people their age who were eye witnesses to the Civil War.
--To help students learn the price paid in war by civilians.
US History/The History of the United States; US History/The History of People of Many Cultures Around the World; English/Reading for Understanding.
This program is appropriate for grades four and up. The author adjusts it for each learning level.