Mission A: People and Places
In this first stage of the simulation, students are divided into “Union” and “Confederate” teams and learn more about the key figures involved in the war. They can then use this to formulate a strategy for winning the simulation – which consists of various armies deciding how best to increase their strength and moving around a map trying to capture their enemies’ capital city. A great way to get the class aware of the people and places involved. The Teacher Notes for this first stage of the game are important to have to hand.
For the strategy game, here is an interactive version of the Battle Map that you can save at the end of each lesson over the duration of the unit.