Wisconsin and The Civil War
Students examine Wisconsin's role in the Civil War by using primary source documents. They are engaged in complex thinking and analytical skill building skills.
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To Secede or Not to Secede: Events Leading to the Civil War
Should a teacher be allowed to "secede" from a school with his/her class and start a new program within the school? This question will guide your young historians as they learn about the road to secession prior to the Civil War in the...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Dreaming of Home: Personal Narratives from the Battle of Stones River
Young scholars gather information about the Civil War from letters to the soldiers wives. In this Civil War lesson plan, observe the descriptive accounts and list sensory words. Students write a letter or poem matching a scene in the...
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Chapter 16: Slavery Divides a Nation
The road to war is never easily understood and needs to be prefaced with a look at all the issues involved. Prepare your learners for a unit on the Civil War with an in-depth look at the policies, politics, and state vs. state arguments...
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion
From the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law and construction of a transcontinental railroad to the conflicts that arose as a result of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision, this video will take your young historians through...
14 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
1856-1865: Abolitionists and the Civil War
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this abolition lesson plan, students watch "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and discuss the philanthropic acts they witnessed in the film. Students also complete an activity that requires them to...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Gettysburg: The Civil War's Costliest Battle
Pupils research the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg. In this Gettysburg lesson, students analyze journals and letters written by the Gettysburg soldiers. Pupils define Civil War soldier vocabulary words. Students compare and...
5th - 6th English Language Arts