Evaluating Evidence

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Was the Civil War fought only due to slavery? Using an interactive web tool, scholars investigate the four main causes of the Civil War. Gathering evidence and data to support their claims, they present a final statistical breakdown supported with arguments for each main cause of America's bloodiest war. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the board into four sections with each possible hypothesis labeled to list evidence students locate for each cause of the Civil War
  • Split the class into teams to analyze the evidence and assist each other with both the technology and the lesson reading material
Classroom Considerations
  • Pace time accordingly, adjusting for those who have difficulty with the technology or reading materials
  • Lesson is interactive and hands-on for student-generated learning
  • Resource allows for self-pacing, only moving on once individuals take the correct steps
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