Civil War Drama Lesson

Civil War Drama Lesson

Drama is a great way to engage students with historical events by encouraging them to think deeply about point of view. In this lesson, designed for grades 4-8, students will practice concentration, collaboration, and transformation while using Body Objects to communicate different settings. This lesson encourages students to think about point of view and sectionalism, deepening their understanding of the events and forces that led to the Civil War.

NOTE: Civil War Drama is part of our unique library of integrated lessons. These specialized lessons simultaneously teach concepts and skills related to drama and the other subject(s) targeted in the lesson. In addition, these lessons are designed to meet National Standards for Drama and for the integrated subject(s), so you can reach learning goals across multiple disciplines.

Grade Level

  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade


  • 3 Drama Tools
  • Adding Details
  • Body
  • Body Gestures
  • Body-Level
  • Body-Line
  • Body-Shape
  • Collaboration
  • Concentration
  • Conflict
  • Cooperation
  • Cultural/Multicultural
  • Facial Expressions
  • Gesture
  • Mind
  • Planning
  • Practicing
  • Setting
  • Shape
  • Shape/Line/Level
  • Teamwork


  • Adding Details
  • Colonial Life
  • Conflict
  • Culture
  • History Adaptation
  • Negotiation
  • Point of View
  • Regions of the USA
  • Social Studies
  • Story Setting
  • Teamwork


  • Open