Civil War Activity Pack for Grades 2-3 - Students will love this kid-friendly pack with 15 passages, organizers, case files on important people, cloze, vocabulary activities, & flip up book!
The American Civil War was a war between the Northern states and the Southern states. People sometimes call the Civil War a war between brothers. The Civil War is the only time in history that the United States was divided and fought against itself. The North was called the Union or Yankees. The South was called the Confederacy or Rebels.
Students will learn all about the Civil War with informational articles, organizers, and interactive activities for the causes, events, important people, and results of the war including:
*Slavery in America
*A Divided Nation
*Seceding the Union
*Lincoln is Elected
*Battle of Gettysburg
*A Union Soldier's Life
*A Confederate Soldier's Life
*Surrender at Appomattox
*13th, 14th, 15th Amendments
With character studies on 5 important people:
*President Abraham Lincoln
*General Robert E. Lee
*General Ulysses S. Grant
This Civil War resource includes many interactive activities:
*5 Page Civil War Flip-up Booklet
*Vocabulary Posters (6)
*Vocabulary Flip Flaps
There are 4 main activities:
Introduce the Civil War with informational articles written in a kid-friendly format with an introduction and causes of the Civil War. There are comprehension questions, graphic organizers, and scenes for students to comprehend and connect to the information.
Next, create a learning station for each of the 5 character studies. In a folder at each station include: the informational “Meet …”, and mini-booklets for students to complete. Students complete the Character Mini-Booklets by writing 3 facts about that person, put the timeline dates in the correct order, coloring, cutting, and gluing inside their notebooks. There are two articles on each person: one in b/w and one in color to laminate and post on a bulletin board, if desired.
Then, read about the main events highlighted and complete the custom-created graphic organizers. Students may need additional resources to answer all the questions on organizer pages.
Introduce or review the 6 vocabulary words with the real-life photo posters included. You could post these posters around the classroom and have students travel around to match up and define the words in their flip flaps or use as a center activity. These posters are excellent for a bulletin board display too.
Next, read about the results of the Civil War. Bring the students together for class discussions to check for understanding and further their critical thinking skills after each lesson. Have students complete the 5 page Civil War Flip-up book. They can build it page by page or use it for homework or fast finishers.
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