Learning Lincoln On-line

FROM-- SET FIVE, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Topic Forty-four:  Air Balloons in the Civil War &

Topic 28:  Civil War Technologies

 
. . . Activity Sheet for "Air Balloons" in the Civil War


Print this sheet and complete.  Draw your picture on paper and/or print on our color printer

Look up these special "Air Balloon" words and write their meanings.  Use the on-line dictionary, or as a last resort, make up your own definition. 

Reconnaissance:
 

tethers:
 

intriguing:
 

propeller:
 

observation:
 

Nadar system:
 

gondola:
 

envelope:
 

 

Why do you think the armies of the Civil War used the hot air balloons?
 
 
 

 

 

 

Draw a picture with pencil/pen or marker on paper, or with Microsoft Paint (with the computer) of a Civil War balloon over a battle scene.

 

 

 

 

 

CHIEF RESOURCES

Lincoln's Flying Spies:
Thaddeus Lowe and the Civil War Balloon Corps

Civil War Hot Air Balloon Corps

How Civil War Hot Air Balloons Work

Civil War Hot Air Activity Sheet


Civil War Weapons & Inventions Home Page

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