Causes of the Civil War Unit

Causes of the Civil War Unit
Causes of the Civil War Unit
Causes of the Civil War Unit
Causes of the Civil War Unit
Causes of the Civil War Unit
Causes of the Civil War Unit
Causes of the Civil War Unit
Causes of the Civil War Unit
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The bundle contains 5 lessons that can be used to teach the causes of the American Civil War Unit. You will find a detailed description of each assignment below. Answer keys are included. Please message me if you have any questions.

*The assignments do not require the use of a textbook.

*I have uploaded a Word document so you can edit the assignments to fit your classroom.

*You can upload the documents to your personal website or Google Drive; however, please make sure it is password protected.

The bundle contains a gallery walk, project, 2 webquests, and 1 crossword.

Causes of the Civil War Gallery Walk

Students will learn about the causes of the American Civil War. The assignment contains 10 documents and 38 questions. Students will be analyzing primary source excerpts, pictures, and maps. I have included an answer key.

Topics:

Compromise of 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Free-Soil Party

Dred Scott v. Sanford

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Trial of John Brown

Secession from the Union

Election of 1860

Causes of the Civil War Webquest

The assignment contains 38 questions about the causes of the Civil War. I have included an answer key.

Topics:

Economy of the North and South

Compromise of 1850

Fugitive Slave Act

Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854

Bleeding Kansas

John Brown's Pottawatomie Massacre

Dred Scott v. Sandford

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Election of 1860

Causes of the Civil War Project

Students will create a 10-slide PowerPoint or Google Slides presentation about the causes of the Civil War. I have included 30 guiding questions and kid-friendly websites they will use for research.

*The project will take students at least 2 class periods to complete.

Topics:

The Compromise of 1850

The Fugitive Slave Act

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Kansas-Nebraska Act,

Bleeding Kansas

Dred Scott v. Sandford

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

John Brown's Raid

Election of 1860

John Brown, Bleeding Kansas, Raid on Harpers Ferry Webquest (Virtual Museum Website)

The assignment contains 31 questions about John Brown and the events leading up to the Civil War. Students will use a kid-friendly website (virtual museum) to answer the questions.

Topics/Key Vocabulary:

Goals of the Union

Economies of the North and South

Abolitionists

Slaveholders

Kansas-Nebraska Act

Bleeding Kansas

Ruffians

Free-Soil Party

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Brown's raid along the Pottawatomie Creek

Causes and effects of Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry

Robert E. Lee

Causes of the Civil War Crossword

The crossword contains 28 clues about the causes of the American Civil War. The crossword can be used as a review, study guide, homework assignment, or to provide spare time entertainment for students who finish early.

*I have included two versions of the Causes of the Civil War Crossword. One version includes a word bank at the bottom, and the other version does not include a word bank. Each version will fit on one page.

Key terms and vocabulary included: 
Compromise of 1850 
Harriet Beecher Stowe 
Missouri Compromise 
James Buchanan 
Kansas-Nebraska Act 
Bleeding Kansas 
Secede 
Abraham Lincoln 
Slavery 
John Brown 
Harpers Ferry 
Fort Sumter 
Underground Railroad 
Charles Sumner 
Henry Clay 
South Carolina 
Dred Scott 
Cotton 
Republican 
Popular Sovereignty 
Uncle Tom's Cabin 
Fugitive Slave Act 
Roger Taney 
Abolitionist 
Stephen Douglas

Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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