Causes of the Civil War | Civil War Map and Timeline DIGITAL and PRINTABLE

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Shelly Rees
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5th - 8th, Homeschool
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This resource was great for my 5th grade students who were learning about the Civil War. We used this resource with another activity and the students were so engaged.
This resource worked out very well with my unit plan. My students were very engaged with the resource and I plan on using it for other lessons in the next school year.
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Students are fully engaged in learning about the causes of the Civil War with this interactive packet. The hands-on approach of this resource, including a timeline, foldables, map activity, bulletin board, and more, will help your students learn and understand the cause and effect relationships of events in this period of history!

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This resource includes both a printable version AND a digital version. The digital version is on Google Slides and is perfect for distance learning, independent work, centers, and more!

This high-interest, engaging packet has 5 components:

  • Create a Timeline: Students construct a timeline of the major events leading to the Civil War using the printable timeline boxes.
  • Interactive Notebook Foldables: Printable foldables for each of the major events can be used for student note-taking and learning the chronology of the events.
  • Map It Out: This foldable activity helps students better understand the geography of some of the major events in this time frame. Perfect for adding to interactive notebooks.
  • Information Guide: This printable is helpful for student note-taking and for use throughout the unit.
  • Bulletin Board Timeline Display: Use these for a bulletin board or classroom activity to identify the chronology of the events leading to the war.

The packet also includes a teacher-direction sheet with photo examples of the projects in use in the classroom. It is very clear and easy-to-use; basically just print and go!

The following events are addressed in this packet:

Missouri Compromise

Nat Turner's Rebellion

Wilmot Proviso

Compromise of 1850

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Bleeding Kansas

Dred Scott Decision

John Brown's Raid

Abraham Lincoln's Election

Battle of Fort Sumter

Click HERE to see the companion unit: Events During The Civil War

You can find each of the individual Social Studies Interactive Notebooks and Mini Units here:

Maps, Continents, and Landforms

Explorers of the World

Road to the Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War

The 13 Colonies (Geography)

Colonial America - Daily Life

Colonial America - Jobs and Trades

Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Oregon Trail

The Gold Rush

The Civil War - Events Leading to the War

The Civil War

The U.S. Constitution

3 Branches of U.S. Government

Elections and the Voting Process

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Shelly Rees

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