The Civil War had SOOOO many battles, generals, winners, and losers. This can be a bit of information overload for students. So I created...
This PowerPoint shows the three major Civil War battles that happened in Virginia: 1st Battle of Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Hampton Roads. It also gives details such as leaders, winners, and losers of each battle. There is a chart with the organized information included.
We drew icons on the map for people like Stonewall Jackson (a bull busting through a stone wall to help them remember who the general was and where the battle occured). It might look something like this:
Students can draw any icons they want, so long as it helps them connect to the information. Actually, it seems like the sillier, the better :)
You can pick up a free copy by clicking here.
What strategies do you use to organize nonfiction information and increase metacognition?