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Class Assignment Questions: Chapter 17 The Civil War
Having questions to focus on during a class lecture can help learners know what topics to hone in on. Here are 61 short answer questions, intended to accompany a lecture on the Civil War. They can use the packet as a study guide, for...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
Help Is on the Way: Civil War Women and Relief Work
The role women played in the Civil War, especially in relief efforts, is the focus of this seven-page resource. Groups examine primary source materials to determine how this work reflected and expanded the traditional roles women held in...
8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Reconstruction After the Civil War
Learners draw an interesting parallel between Reconstruction after the Civil War and a child moving out from home in this lesson plan. They discuss the effect of the war on the Southern economy and region, and then engage in a simulation...
5th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Soldier: Experiencing the Battle of Franklin
Fighting a war over home soil makes a living nightmare even more real. Class members describe the experience of a Civil War soldier during the Battle of Franklin, poised right at a major turning point of the war, after researching the...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Harriet Tubman: Civil War Spy
Add engaging new material to Harriet Tubman and Civil War curricula with a crisply designed, two-page reading about the famous abolitionist. The text details a military raid she led against the Confederate army, informs readers about Tom...
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Shiloh
Take a birds-eye view of the Civil War with an instructive video about the Battle of Shiloh. Paced over the four-day period in which Confederate troops were forced into retreat, the video presents both a strategic and tactical glimpse of...
18 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Civil War Trust Animated Map: Antietam
The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single day of the Civil War — and ended with an arguably inconclusive result. A detailed video takes viewers through the troop movements and military strategy of the Union and the Confederacy...
15 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who Freed the Slaves During the Civil War?
Pose the question to your historians: who really freed the slaves? They critically assess various arguments, using primary sources as evidence. In small groups, scholars jigsaw 5 primary source documents (linked), and fill out an...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History