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120 resources with the keyterm american civil war

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The American Civil War (1861 -1864)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Peek back in time and learn about the North and South of the American Civil War. Discussed in full are the causes, effects, major battles, and agreements that made Civil War history. Period technology, social changes, and the ultimate...
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Women's Lives Before the Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Women's lifestyles before the Civil War made a huge impact as a point of causation. Give middle schoolers the opportunity to view firsthand the lives of women before the Civil War. They analyze primary source documents, view photographs,...
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Sectionalism - A Review

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What is sectionalism? A loyalty to the interest of one's region, or sectionalism, is really what sparked the Civil War. Learn about the South's attempt at expanding slavery westward and the power struggle between the two regions...
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Jeopardy: The American Civil War

For Teachers 6th - 8th
After engaging learners in a set of wonderful lessons of the Civil War, test their knowledge with a Civil-War-themed Jeopardy game. Included here are 25 Civil War questions related to battles, key people, events, and slavery. 
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Lincoln, Emancipation, and the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners determine how President Lincoln promoted emancipation. In this slavery lesson, students examine primary documents, including the U.S. Constitution, to reconstruct Lincoln's attempts to end slavery and deliver the Emancipation...
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Lincoln and His Generals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore Abraham Lincoln's role as Commander in Chief. In this American Civil War lesson, students listen to an instructor-delivered lecture on Lincoln's leadership and then analyze 8 pirmary documents to determine what Lincoln's...
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The U.S. Civil War in Ten Minutes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Did you know the Emancipation Proclamation didn't free all of the slaves? What other facts are you cloudy on regarding the Civil War? Watch this teacher's quick, ten-minute account on the Civil War. While no visual aids, graphs, or maps...
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American Civil War, 1861-1865

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The American Civil War tore the country in two. What made tension grow between the North and the South? How did the war finally begin? What artillery was used? Answer some of these basic questions using this resource. Consider choosing a...
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The Debate over Slavery in the United States

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Secondary learners research the arguments that were used to oppose and support the institution of slavery in the United States. After being assigned either pro- or anti-slavery positions, they compose written arguments and participate in...
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In The Words of Abraham Lincoln...

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the words of Abraham Lincoln. In this Abraham Lincoln lesson, students analyze segments of "The Gettysburg Address," his annual address to Congress in 1862, and his letter to Mrs. Bixby. Students conduct further research...
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Lincoln’s Refutation of Secession By Veronica Burchard

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the impact of unilateral secession. In this American Civil War lesson, students conduct research regarding secession and Lincoln's thoughts about it. Students must analyze Lincoln's First Inaugural Address and discuss...
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Lincoln and the War’s Larger Meaning

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze Abraham Lincoln's view of the Civil War. For this American Civil War lesson, students read excerpts of Lincoln's speeches to determine whether he had a dual view of the war. Students respond to discussion questions about...
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American Civil War History - Part 2/3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A quiet, serene town in Pennsylvania became the setting for an integral battle in the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg, Lee's second invasion of the North, failed to secure ground for the Confederacy. This video, part two in a series,...
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American Civil War History - Part 3/3

For Teachers 9th - 12th
It's April 3, 1865, and Robert E. Lee's troops are all but surrounded. After four years of fighting, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant sit down together to discuss terms of surrender. This resource, part three of three, glances over the...
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Union And Confederate Strengths

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What were the advantages the Union had over the Confederacy? What were the advantages the Confederacy had over the Union? Compare the advantages of each side, and discuss who you'd think would win the war based on the information...
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Causes of the American Civil War

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What caused the American Civil War? Who were the major figures during this time? Focusing specifically on slavery and the attack on Fort Sumter, this resource provides a quick overview of some of the conflicts faced at this time.
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Civil War Photography Worksheet

For Students 8th - 12th
Prepare your class for analyzing Civil War photography with this worksheet. Have your class research online about Matthew Brady as well as view several of Alexander Gardner's Civil War photos and read critical analysis of his work. Class...
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A Hoosier Perspective on the March to the Sea: The Diary of William Miller

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders take a closer look at Sherman's March to the Sea. In this American Civil War lesson, 8th graders analyze the diary entries of William Miller. Discussion questions are included with the entries. Students create illustrated...
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The Civil War: On the Homefront

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders examine the role of Indiana soldiers in the Civil War. In this American Civil War lesson, 8th graders listen to a lecture about the involvement of Indiana soldiers in the war and then analyze letters written home by the...
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James Hopkinson's Plantation. Planting Sweet Potatoes

For Students 8th - 12th
In this primary source analysis worksheet, students analyze the photograph that features freedmen planting sweet potatoes. Students respond to 1 short answer question about the photograph.
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A Ride for Liberty

For Students 8th - 12th
In this American Civil War worksheet, students examine a Eastman Johnson painting titled "A Ride for Liberty," and then respond to 2 short answer questions based on their analysis of the painting.
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American Civil War: Conflicting Newspaper Reports

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners examine the happenings at the Battle of Antietam from all sides. In this American Civil War instructional activity, students analyze newspapers accounts from different perspectives regarding the battle and then write their own...
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American Revolution or Civil War?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze images of American history. In this research skills lesson, 6th graders examine primary document images from the Library of Congress website. Students compare the images to determine whether they represent the...
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The Civil War 1850–1865

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 short answer questions about the American Civil War. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.