When learning about the Civil War, it is essential that students understand the social, political, and economic events that led up to the conflict. In these fill-in-the-blank notes, students will get a brief introduction to sectionalism, states' rights, and the issue of slavery. Complete together to launch a Civil War unit or have students complete independently via webquest/textbook scavenger hunt.
Following the fill-in-the-blank notes are four reflection questions about the material. Discuss as a group, have students complete independently, or incorporate them into group work.