## Past and Present

*How much money do soldiers need?*

Think, Pair, share

Distribute printed out copies or have students access American Soldier's Pay in the Civil War at http://www.civilwarhome.com/Pay.htm

Questions for Discussion

- What was the lowest amount of pay for Union soldiers?
- How much did this soldier make per day?
- What was the highest amount of pay for Union soldiers?
- How much did this soldier make per day?
- What was the difference in salary among the Union soldiers based on?
- What was the lowest amount of pay for Confederate soldiers?
- How much did this soldier make per day?
- What was the largest amount of pay for Confederate soldiers?
- How much did this soldier make per day?
- How often did soldiers from each side (Union and Confederate) get paid?
- What can you conclude about a soldier's pay in the american civil war?