Two Perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn and Greasy Grass

Grade Range: 6-9
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Lessons & Activities
Duration: 45 minutes
Date Posted: 5/3/2010

Engage students in analyzing and appreciating historical perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass, also known as "Custer's Last Stand." Students will interpret primary sources, develop critical thinking questions about the perspectives represented in the sources, and finally synthesize the data into a single version of the Battle's history. This lesson plan (which includes background information, guided analysis questions, and full-color primary sources) was produced to accompany the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War, by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

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