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Anticipatory Set

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

  1. What was the lowest amount of pay for Union soldiers?
  2. How much did this soldier make per day?
  3. What was the highest amount of pay for Union soldiers?
  4. How much did this soldier make per day?
  5. What was the difference in salary among the Union soldiers based on?
  6. What was the lowest amount of pay for Confederate soldiers?
  7. How much did this soldier make per day?
  8. What was the largest amount of pay for Confederate soldiers?
  9. How much did this soldier make per day?
  10. How often did soldiers from each side (Union and Confederate) get paid?
  11. What can you conclude about a soldier's pay in the american civil war?