Civil War Timeline
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Students, in groups, come up with a rank order of importance 1-15 of what they consider to be the most significant to the least significant cause of the Civil War. They debate and come up with a group rank.
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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
From Alabama Farmer to Civil War Soldier
As part of a study of the Civil War, class members conduct a WebQuest to create a timeline of battles fought by the 10th Alabama Infantry Regimen. They then use Google Earth to pinpoint these battles of the Civil War on a map of Alabama.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Gathering Storm: The Coming of the Civil War
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The Called Themselves the K.K.K.; The Birth of an American Terrorist Group
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11th - 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: Chantilly
As the Union Army retreated from their defeat at Bull Run, the Confederate Army prepared to attack. A detailed animated map illustrated the troop movements and precision with which the generals from both ends of the battlefield executed...
8 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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This Civil War Interactive has it all. Young historians have the Civil War at their fingertips to discover: who the soldiers were including everything to their average height to the rations they were given; the types of weapons that were...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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In order to understand the complicated nature of slave laws during the Civil War, learners compare and contrast an abolitionist poster and a runaway slave ad. They use an attached worksheet to consider each primary source document, then...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Battle of Gettysburg
History comes to life with an interactive resource about the most devastating — and most famous — battle of the Civil War. Learn about the three-day battle that took place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, prior to Abraham Lincoln's iconic...
16 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable