Civil War Medicine - Fact or Fiction?

Lesson Overview

Leveraging a KWL chart, this lesson activates students' prior knowledge of Civil War medicine before delving into the history of Fort Lamar. Through analysis of primary and fictional sources, students will critically evaluate historical myths surrounding Civil War medical practices.

1-2 hours
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

How can historical myths about Civil War medicine obscure the realities faced by soldiers and medical personnel?

Lesson Created By: MegGaillard

Lesson Partners: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources