Causes of the American Civil War
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.
52 Views 50 Downloads
the confederacy, the united states civil war, abraham lincoln, united states presidents, popular sovereignty
american civil war, james buchanan, howell cobb, confederacy, lewis cass, popular sovereignty, abraham lincoln
- Have learners review the facts before coming to class to discuss what they have learned
- A great intro to a Civil War unit
- Activities & Projects
- Graphics & Images
- Handouts & References
- Lab Resources
- Learning Games
- Lesson Plans
- Primary Sources
- Printables & Templates
- Professional Documents
- Study Guides
- Graphic Organizers
- Writing Prompts
- Constructed Response Items
- AP Test Preps
- Lesson Planet Articles
- Interactive Whiteboards
- All Resource Types
- Show All
See similar resources:
American Civil War: Conflicting Newspaper Reports
Students examine the happenings at the Battle of Antietam from all sides. In this American Civil War activity, students analyze newspapers accounts from different perspectives regarding the battle and then write their own accounts of the...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Socratic Seminar/Group Discussion: The Crisis of the Civil War
What were the causes of the American Civil War? Was the war inevitable? These essential questions guide a socratic seminar that concludes an in-depth study of the American Civll War. Groups are assigned one of four historical...
11th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The American Civil War (1861 -1864)
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...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Economics of the North and South Before the Civil War
How did economic issues lead to war? Viewers watch an AP review video to examine one of the main causes of the American Civil War, the Tariff of Abominations. They examine the issues concerning the economies of the North and South prior...
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
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: Vicksburg
Many consider the 1862 siege at Vicksburg to be the turning point of the American Civil War. Learn more about the necessity of Vicksburg for both the Confederacy and the Union — and the importance of its conquest on July 4, 1862 — with a...
21 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Soldier's View of the American Civil War
Study and research the American Civil War in this explanatory writing instructional activity. Middle schoolers complete six activities to learn about the American Civil War and soldiers' views of the war. The instructional activity...
5th - 10th English Language Arts
American Civil War, 1861-1865
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...
10 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Comparative Effects of Financing the Civil War
How do countries fund wars? Learners examine the economics of warfare through a comprehensive study of what measures were taken to fund wartime activities during the American Civil War. They'll start by reading a newspaper article from...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
American Civil War History - Part 2/3
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,...
7 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History