April 9, 1865 - Civil War
In this writing prompt worksheet, students learn that on April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. Students use classroom resources to help them research five facts about the Civil War and summarize the facts.
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Civil War - Create A Living Timeline
Take your traditional timeline project on the Civil War to the next level! From the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861 to the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, your class members will research a particular event and then teach their...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Literature Circle
Historical fiction can be a valuable asset when learning about the past. Integrate several novels written about the Civil War into your social studies unit, with groups of four working collaboratively to comprehend the novel from...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Medicine: Fact or Fiction
Young historians compare the presentation of medical care during the Civil War in passages from fictional and nonfictional texts. They examine passages from Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Soldier's Heart by Gary Paulsen, and...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Civil War Reader's Theater
Encourage class members to add expression and put themselves back in time during the Civil War with a reader's theater activity. The scripts include dialogue on what it was like for the Union and Confederate sides during this time.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Cedar Creek
The preservation of Civil War era battlefields is an ongoing argument between cities, corporations, and groups like the Civil War Trust. After watching a brief animated analysis of the Battle of Cedar Creek, a video from the Civil War...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Franklin
Though not as well known as other battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Franklin resulted in substantial Union gains and enormous Confederate casualties. Learn more about an important battle of 1864 with an animated map video.
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: The Overland Campaign
Ulysses S. Grant, having been elevated to general-in-chief to the Armies of the United States, began the 1864 Overland Campaign that brought the Civil War to northern Virginia. High schoolers watch an informative video about the campaign...
19 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker...
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Entire Civil War
The four years of the Civil War resulted in 620,000 American deaths, which was 2% of the population in 1865 — the equivalent of which would be 6.5 million people in 2016. If you're interested in the Civil War and have 27 minutes to...
27 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable