Include student “explore” components and opportunities for them to explain their learning.
A transition is already included in the previous portion of the lesson. Students should view the pictures and asked to comment on them, on the destruction witnessed. Students should be asked multiple times on the behavior of not only Sherman, but the Union forces as a whole. Students should then be given the attached handout #1, which is Sherman’s Field Orders for the March itself. Students should be asked to remain quiet while the instructor reads the text itself, with students being reminded to underline any word they are unfamiliar with while listening, then either ask the instructor for a definition or look it up for clarification. Students will then be asked if these rules are satisfactory, are clear enough. Students should then be given a short question sheet which will guide them to specific points in the document. The final questions ask students to come up with another rule for Sherman’s men to follow. After sufficient time (15-20 minutes) Students should begin to be asked to put their ‘new rule’ on the board, and the class will go over answers to all questions. Students will then discuss which are the best rules to follow, and which is most likely to be broken by the soldiers.