Civil War: 3 Week Interactive Social Studies Unit for Grades 5-8

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Civil War Unit!

In this 3 week unit students will learn about the causes, events, and effects of the Civil War.

This Civil War unit contains 15 complete lesson plans (30-45 min each), 30+ worksheets with answer keys, a powerpoint presentation, task cards, and much more! There are several original informative articles and a dozen writing opportunities. ☆Your students will be practicing important literacy skills while learning social studies content.

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Part 1: Before the Civil War
Choose Your Identity —students adopt an 1850s identity & complete worksheet
Slavery in America—powerpoint, worksheet, & opinion writing
Causes of the Civil War—newspaper articles, group worksheets
Election of 1860 Simulation—speeches, campaign posters, listening guide, and opinion writing
Election of 1860 Results—article on electoral college, map, worksheet

Part 2: Events of the Civil War
Union vs. Confederacy—article on succession, informative article about Union & Confederacy, worksheet
Why Did They Fight?—worksheet with quotes on why various people fought and opinion writing
Who’s Who of the Civil War?—informative task cards on Civil War leaders, student worksheet
Perspectives on the War—four fictional letters demonstrating different viewpoints on the war, group worksheet
Emancipation Proclamation—article on Emancipation Proclamation, comprehension check, & creative writing
Gettysburg (Battle & Address)—article on Battle of Gettysburg, vocabulary list, & annotating worksheet

Part 3: Reconstruction
Lincoln’s Assassination—newspaper article, article on Lincoln’s assassination, comprehension questions, & epitaph writing activity
Reconstruction Problems, Solutions, & Failures—group brainstorming worksheet, note-taking worksheet, & article on Reconstruction failures
Reconstruction Amendments—transcript and vocabulary for 13th, 14th, & 15th Amendments, & worksheet
Civil War Reflection —worksheet & writing

Help For The Teacher
• Table of Contents (also available in the preview)
• Suggested Pacing Guide
• 15 Detailed Lesson Plans with all handouts, writing pages, outlines, and graphic organizers INCLUDED
• Answer Keys

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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Civil War: 3 Week Interactive Social Studies Unit for Grades 5-8
Civil War: 3 Week Interactive Social Studies Unit for Grades 5-8
Civil War: 3 Week Interactive Social Studies Unit for Grades 5-8
Civil War: 3 Week Interactive Social Studies Unit for Grades 5-8
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