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School Activities

The Texas Civil War Museum is proud to offer a wide variety of worksheets that are designed to educate and entertain the students as they tour the galleries.

One of the best reinforcements to classroom learning is seeing firsthand the actual objects and struggles of the time period. Teachers are welcome to visit the museum for free to plan a field trip. We will make every effort to meet with you to discuss your needs, but please call in advance in order to assure your visit will be a meaningful one. One of the most effective ways to actively involve your students in a visit to the Museum is to have a list of questions that they can answer as they view and listen to the exhibits. We highly recommend that you develop your own list of questions, based on your lesson plans for the Civil War. It would be best if the questions require the students to read captions, listen to video monitors/movie, and examine artifacts. In preparing your questions, you should always note where the answer can be found in the museum. Our staff is eager to help you through this process if needed. Available for download are some of the worksheets that are for students. Please make as many copies as necessary for your group before they come to the museum.

Scavenger Hunt ABC Worksheet Word Puzzle Word Scramble TEKS Activities

NOTE: The answer keys to each worksheet can be obtained at the front desk of the museum.

Students will be able to:

* Follow written and oral directions

* Understand sequence of events

* Describe people, locations, events and artifacts

* Relate time and events

* Synthesize information in written and oral forms

* Make comparisons and contrasts

* Interpret and analyze information

* Explain issues and events

* Justify reasoning

* Read for information and comprehension

* Demonstrate map skills

* Research information

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