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Civil War Debates - 25 Topics - Research, Writing, & Speaking in Social Studies
Civil War Debates. These Civil War Debates are going to allow your students to flex their intellectual muscle by having a formal debate on issues that were either part of the Civil War, led up to the Civil War, or exist today but stem from the Civil War. This week-long activity is bound to ramp up
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Civil War Debate and Primary Sources with QR Codes
Allow your students to explore the key events of the Civil War with QR Codes. Your students will analyze the essential question “Which would inspire you to fight harder - fighting for your home or fighting for your country?” through primary sources images and video clips. Students will begin th

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Civil War Debate Assignment
Divide your class into two sides (North/South) after introducing and covering the causes of the American Civil War and have the class participate in a structured debate. Rubric provided.
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Events Leading to the Civil War Debate
Civil War – Events Leading to the Civil War - Modified Activity for ELL Students Lead a structured discussion as your students explore the essential question “Is fighting fair when you can't come to an agreement?” through primary sources images and background essays. Students will begin this l

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Causes of the Civil War Debate
What were the most important causes of the U.S. Civil War that began in 1861? Students are broken into four groups to debate the causes of the Civil War: Bleeding Kansas, John Brown's Raid (Harper's Ferry Raid), Dred Scott Decision, and the Election of 1860. Lesson Includes: - Four Readings on Ble
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Civil War Debate
Students will take a side (North or South). Rubric Included
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Civil War Activities Unit: 14 lessons to teach the American Civil War Unit!
Civil War Activities Unit: 14 lessons to teach the American Civil War Unit! The Civil War Unit is bundled with the much larger American History Super Unit Version 3/4, located here: The American History Super Unit: Version 3/4! Buy Super Unit Version 3 and receive and additional 10% off! --------
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Interactive Notebook / Journal - THE CIVIL WAR - Social Studies (Gr. 3-5)
I love interactive notebooks! Using them means I always have something meaningful for my students to complete or do. Lesson planning becomes much easier! Students have no choice but to become involved in the learning. What did we do without them all these years? This interactive notebook cove
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Causes of the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity and Presentation
Causes of the Civil War Causes of the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity Sectionalism, Slavery, States' Rights, Secession Events Leading Up to the Civil War Graphic Organizer Activity Events include: • U.S. Constitution • Rise of Abolitionist Movement • Underground Railroad • Missouri Compromis
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Causes of the Civil War "Dynamic" PowerPoint
This is a 75 slide presentation that details the major factors leading to the Civil War. The focus is on the states rights versus federalism conflict that plagued the United States throughout the first half of the 19th Century. Major events covered include the 3/5's Compromise, The Missouri Compro
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Civil War
Civil War contains interactive organizers which may be glued onto a file folder to from a lap book, added to interactive notebooks, or used individually. Topics include the following: • Compromises ~ 2 Flap Organizer • Slavery ~ ¾ Fold • Rebellion ~ ¾ Fold • Abolitionists ~ Staggered Flip Book • K
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The Civil War Interactive Notebook Unit U.S. Grade, 4, 5, 6 w/ Chapter Test
The Civil War Interactive Notebook Unit This unit covers American History from the early 1800s through the Civil War. Included are graphic organizers, primary source document studies, and other activities. The interactivities are created to support students' reading skills. The guiding questions
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CIVIL WAR CAUSES (part 1 of 4) visual, relevant text, graphics and activities
***Updated to also include assessments related to all 4 PPTs in this series ***Updated to include guided notes for students to follow along CIVIL WAR CAUSES can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as part 1 of the broader Civil War PowerPoint described below: This Civil War PowerPoint gives an over
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Causes of the Civil War Simulation Activity: Presidential Election of 1860
This is a fantastic resource for students to apply context clues and their knowledge of the time period before the Civil War. Here is a powerful simulation that really gets students thinking about the tensions between the North and South just before the Civil War. It allows history to come alive
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CIVIL WAR SIDES & LEADERS (part 2 of 4) visuals, texts, graphics and activities
***Updated to also include assessments related to all 4 PPTs in this series ***Updated to include more slides, including summarizing T-chart ***Updated to include guided notes for students to follow along CIVIL WAR SIDES & LEADERS can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as part 2 of the broader
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CIVIL WAR: MAJOR BATTLES (part 3 of 4) visuals, texts, graphics and activities
***Updated to also include assessments related to all 4 PPTs in this series ***Updated to include map handouts and a Gettysburg Address primary source document for students to follow along CIVIL WAR: MAJOR BATTLES can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as part 3 of the broader Civil War PowerPoint
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Florida History and The Civil War
Supplement your Social Studies curriculum with this kid-friendly nonfiction text about the Civil War and its impact on the state of Florida. This booklet provides engaging nonfiction text and quick, easy assessments. Print as a a packet or a booklet. Topics include: The North and South Divided Fort
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CIVIL WAR OUTCOMES (part 4 of 4) visuals, texts, graphics and activities
***Updated to also include assessments related to all 4 PPTs in this series ***Updated to include guided notes and an Emancipation Proclamation primary source document for students to follow along CIVIL WAR OUTCOMES can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as part 4 of the broader Civil War PowerPoin
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South Carolina - Causes of the Civil War Complete Set 3-4.3
This "complete set" includes both of my South Carolina - Causes of the Civil War products: South Carolina - Causes of the Civil War Presentation South Carolina - Causes of the Civil War Assessments and Vocabulary Also INCLUDED in this South Carolina History Complete Set (For the entire year!)
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Civil War Timeline Activity Events Leading to War
Civil War Interactive Timeline Activity - Events Leading to War This engaging critical-thinking lesson has students analyzing 10 events from the decade leading up to the Civil War to determine whether they benefited the North or the South. The events included for your students to analyze include:
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Webster-Hayne Senate Debate! Students analyze the Beginnings of Civil War!
Webster-Hayne Senate Debate! Students analyze the Beginnings of Civil War! This resource on the Webster-Hayne Debates is also included in the much larger Sectionalism and Irreconcilable Period Bundle, located here: Sectionalism & Irreconcilable Period Bundle! 8 engaging and Common Core focuse

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Civil War and Reconstruction Primary Source Worksheet Collection
This great collection includes 26 Civil War and Reconstruction worksheets. I use these readings and worksheets to add depth and debate to my Civil War and Reconstruction units. The websites used are from a great primary source site, the Eye Witness to History site. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com
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5th TN Social Studies 5.1-26 - Prior to Civil War, Civil War, Reconstruction
Review for TNReady/ TCAP or for individual Tennessee Social Studies Standards for Standards from Prior to Civil War, Civil War, and Reconstruction 5.1-5.26 *********Visit my store for packets for the other standards or my discounted file of all standards!**** Cloze Passage review of TN Social Studi
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Election of 1860 & Civil War: Student Debate Simulation! Lincoln, Douglas, More!
Election of 1860 & Civil War: Student Debate Simulation! Lincoln, Douglas, Breckinridge, Bell! Google 1:1 Compatible! This lesson is included in the larger The Civil War Unit, located here: Civil War: 14 engaging, Common Core lessons to teach American Civil War Unit! Buy the bundle and save
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Civil War Reconstruction Debate Role Playing
This is a chance for your argumentative students and your smooth-talkers to shine. In this activity, students are assigned to one of SIX different groups who will debate the terms of Reconstruction in the South. Roles include President Johnson, Confederate leaders, etc.. This product includes dif
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Georgia Studies: Events Leading to the Civil War (SS8H5)
This file is a resource pack about the key issues and events that led to the Civil War (as outlined by the Georgia Standards of Excellence – SS8H5a). This lesson includes a presentation with important facts and images related to slavery, states’ rights, nullification, Compromise of 1850 and the Geor
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CIVIL WAR Unit: Highly visual, relevant texts, graphics & activities (63 slides)
***Updated to also include assessments related to all 4 PPTs in this series ***Updated to include more slides, including summarizing T-chart for "Sides and Leaders" PPT ***Updated in 2016 to include guided notes, maps, graphic organizers, and primary source handouts for students to follow along wit
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Georgia Studies: Civil War Color-by-Number Activity
This color-by-number coloring activity is the perfect way for your students to review key concepts of the Civil War (as outlined by the Georgia Performance Standards: SS8H6). Your students will have fun answering the review questions and coloring in the corresponding answers on the coloring page. It
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Civil War Activities
Lead a structured discussion as your students explore the essential question “Is conflict justified when you can’t compromise?” through primary sources images and background essays. Students will begin this lesson with a hook where they discuss the essential question. They will then read a back

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Causes of the American Civil War 1820-1860 PowerPoint & Lecture Notes
This is everything you need to teach the causes of the American Civil War. Included in the "A Nation in Peril" bundle: 118-slide PowerPoint show, detailed lecture notes to accompany the PowerPoint, graphic organizers, and outline maps. This source is designed to make teaching easier with everythi
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Causes of the Civil War: The Road to Disunion
Causes of the Civil: The Road to Disunion This lesson looks at the causes of the Civil War with a focus on economic, political, and social events leading up to this monumental crisis. Included in this lesson are: • The legacy of the Civil War • The debate over the cause or causes of the Civil War
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Song: Steps Towards the Civil War  "A Dividing Nation"
This upbeat song from the "Professor Presley History Rocks" CD describes some of the major events leading up to the Civil War in the U.S. Students love to listen to music in the classroom and this song provides a musical timeline of events including the Missouri Compromise, Nat Turner's Rebellion,
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Texas in the Civil War Primary Sources and DBQ Writing
Have your Texas History students experienced a Documents Based Question? DBQ’s are one of the best ways to use primary sources in your classroom and prepare your students for the 8th Grade US History STAAR. Allow your students to explore the essential question “What was Texas’s greatest contributi

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Civil War Bundle of Activities - 8 Different Products Included - Over 30% Off!
Civil War Bundle. The Civil War is a huge topic to cover and for students to grasp. That being said, here is a bundle of Civil War activities to help your students make connections to the content, historical figures, and importance of the American Civil War. I have used all of these activities in
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Underlying Causes of the Civil War: Failure of Political Compromise Lesson
The Underlying Causes of the Civil War: Failure of Political Compromise lesson is a differentiated instruction lesson plan. It is based on the 7th grade NYS social studies curriculum and standards. It will take approximately 80 minutes to complete this lesson plan. The content is as follows: Compr
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Causes of the Civil War Powerpoint
This massive, 47 slide powerpoint thoroughly explains the causes of the Civil War. It focuses on abolitionists including: Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina and Sarah Grimke, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown. It includes several m
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CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES AND GAMES BUNDLE
This bundle of activities and games for the Civil War and Reconstruction will engage your students! In this bundle, you will receive all of my Civil War and Reconstruction lessons for US History. Each of these lessons involve an Interactive Student Notebook component and are designed for maximum en
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Civil War Wordless Timeline
This activity guides the students through the events leading up to the civil war through the creation of a wordless timeline. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the Civil War without using words, only pictures. 6 key events will be covered: Bleeding Kansas Violence in the Senate Dred Scot
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Civil War Informal Debate Activity—Fun for Preview or Review
Get your students moving with this engaging informal debate activity that introduces some of the most important issues of the American Civil War while having students taking a stand (literally!), supporting their arguments with evidence, and presenting them on the fly. Great for a pre-unit activi
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Abraham Lincoln: Biography Reading Passage: Civil War
Abraham Lincoln: Are you studying Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War? Do you love interactive notebooks? If so, this passage and interactive notebook flippable activity will work perfectly for you. Why do I think you will love my passages? I work very hard to research the information. I try to inc
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Civil War & Secession Primary Source Analysis Activity
This awesome lesson has your students analyzing 4 primary sources related to the Confederacy's secession prior to the Civil War. This activity can be completed in cooperative learning groups or individually and with the printed copies or digitally with the included Google Docs version! The lesson
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Civil War - Emancipation Proclamation - Socratic Seminar with Rubric
Civil War - Emancipation Proclamation - Socratic Seminar with Rubric - A 18 page package related to the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. This package contains all of the necessary documents to facilitate a Socratic Seminar related to the Emancipation Proclamation by Ab
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Take a Stance on History--Civil War Reading Passages from Opposing Viewpoints
I've heard many teachers say, "I love Social Studies, but my students just don't seem to think it's that interesting." Or many people complain, "Social Studies is just learning names, dates and vocabulary." Over the past several years, I have had tremendous success getting students interested in soc
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Social Studies Debates: 25 Civil War Topics and 25 Social Issues Topics
Social Studies Debates. Here is a great way for students to express their opinions on some real life issues in our society today as well as what they believe about issues stemming from the United States Civil War. 25 Social Issues Debates: Reading, Writing, & Speaking in Social Studies Your st
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Slavery Divides The Nation Before the Civil War
In 1857, the Supreme Court addressed a case in which a slave, Dred Scott, asserted that he should be set free, since his master had brought him to Illinois, a free area. In the Supreme Court decision, the Dred Scott Decision, it was ruled that Dred Scott, a slave, did not have the rights of a citize
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Civil War: Battle of the Battlefields Research Project
What is included: 1. Project directions 2. Directions for the teacher 3. 2 rubrics 4. Battlefield chart 5. Small group discussion cards 6. Brief overview of each battle 7. SOAP your primary source clean handout with sample primary source from Battle of Gettysburg Here is what student
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Causes of the Civil War Task Cards and Recording Sheet
Causes of the Civil War Causes of the Civil War Task Cards and Recording Sheet for Student Responses Included in this product: • Title page • Full Set of 43 vocabulary words/terms/important people tasks cards in the form of a question (you don't have to use all the cards in your activity!) • Ans
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Civil War - Gettysburg Address - Socratic Seminar with Rubric
Civil War - Gettysburg Address - Socratic Seminar with Rubric - A 16 page package related to the Civil War and the "Gettysburg Address" Speech by Abraham Lincoln. This package contains all of the necessary documents to facilitate a Socratic Seminar related to the "Gettysburg Address" Speech by Abrah
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American Revolution & Civil War Bundle of 16 Activities - 25% Off!
American Revolution & Civil War Bundle. Learning about the American Revolution and the Civil War can be a great experience for students or they could be sitting passively and daydreaming about anything but what is being taught. I'm a fan of students being engaged in their learning which is why
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Road to the Civil War
A wonderful powerpoint that utilizes all the latest in technology, such as timed animations, voice-overs, background video effects, enhanced visual aids, and much more. Topics that are included are... *John Brown *Wilmot Proviso *Kansas-Nebraska Act *Compromise of 1850 *Uncle Tom's Cabin *Trial of
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Causes of the Civil War Primary Source Analysis
Student analyze the causes of the Civil War with 9 primary sources. Students analyze the primary sources with SOAPSTone technique and use the attached worksheet to guide them in their understanding. Great for jigsaws, partner work, & gallery walk throughs! Includes: - 9 Primary Sources - Brea
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Lecompton Constitution: Students analyze the debate over Kansas! Civil War!
Lecompton Constitution: Students analyze the debate over Kansas! Civil War! Google 1:1 Compatible! This resource on the Lecompton Constitution is also included in the much larger Sectionalism and Irreconcilable Period Bundle, located here: Sectionalism & Irreconcilable Period Bundle! 8 engagin

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