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4th Grade Lesson Plans

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Lesson 1: A biography of Maj. Gen Robert H. Milroy

Purpose: This lesson seeks to provide 4th grade students with insight into the Civil War from an Indiana perspective and an understanding of a historical figure from Indiana. The plan may be used alone or with the Our Indiana History classroom educational set.

Indiana Curriculum Alignment: Social Studies

4.1.8 Summarize the participation of indiana citizens in the Civil War

4.1.15 Using primary source and secondary source materials, generate questions, seek answers, and write brief comments about an event in Indiana history.

Materials: 6 pages. Includes reading selection, comprehension questions, vocabulary, teacher's guide and student handout.

Lesson 2: Secret Codes in the Civil War

Purpose: This lesson seeks to provide 4th grade students with insight into the Civil War from an Indiana perspective and a connection with the subject using a fun activity many students will find appealing.

Indiana Curriculum Alignment: Social Studies

4.1.15 Using primary source and secondary source materials, generate questions, seek answers, and write brief comments about an event in Indiana history.

Materials: 9 pages. Includes reading selection, comprehension questions, vocabulary, teacher's guide, student handout and optional activity.