The War Outside My Window: The Civil War Diary of LeRoy Wiley Gresham, 1860-1865

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This complete curriculum guide assists educators in bringing LeRoy Wiley Gresham to life in the middle or high school classroom. Use his “Young voice of the old South” to guide your students through a comprehensive Civil War study, as he did in his diary, starting at the age of twelve, and ending with his death at seventeen years old. This resource includes rigorous, standards-aligned ELA and history lessons, Common Core Standards, extensive interdisciplinary connections across various content areas, Interactive Notebook Applications, dynamic mapping activities, detailed discussion topics for Socratic Seminar, a multi-genre unit, standards-aligned assessments, connections to other primary documents and literature, and so much more. This companion resource accompanies LeRoy’s diary found in The War Outside My Window young readers edition seamlessly while providing teachers the framework through which to challenge and engage students with thoughtful and enriching learning opportunities.

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