Included in this Bundle:
-6 Powerpoint Presentations
-1 Writing Activity
-1 Creative Thinking Activity
-1 Compare and Contrast Activity
-2 Map Activities
-1 Primary Source Analysis
-1 Formative Assessment
Below I have explained each separate Lesson based on Standard and what is included for each.
5.6 Explain with supporting details why Tennessee was divided on the issue of secession and the events that led it to eventually leave the Union to include: state convention vote of 1861, the Free and Independent State of Scott, Hurst Nation, East Tennessee mostly pro-Union and divided families.
This powerpoint goes through each of the events talked about in the Standard. It also has a student activity where the students will break into groups to discuss "What they would do". The students must pretend that their parents have decided to join the Confederacy and then they must make a choice, state their choice, then support that choice with reasons.
5.7 Determine the meaning of the terms of this period with a visual representation, including:
-Union and Confederate States
-Yankees and Rebels
-Blue and Gray
-Johnny Reb and Billy Yank
This powerpoint comes with two activities. The first part of this standards wants students to have a visual understanding of the Union States and the Confederate States, therefore the activity shows them a map that they can use to color their own map of the Union and Confederate States.
The second part of the standard wants students to have an understanding of the names that each group created for the other during the time of the Civil War. The powerpoint explains those given names and then allows the students to complete an activity. The activity has the students break into pairs where they will then create a character for an opposing side. (if they choose to be a person from the North they will draw a mocking Character of someone from the South and vice versa) A background for them to draw their picture has been created for them.
5.8 Analyze the geographic, social, political, and economic strengths and weakness of the North and South.
This powerpoint is to be used along with the attached T-chart document. The teacher should print the T-chart prior to going through the powerpoint with students. As the teacher then goes through the powerpoint have the students record the facts for each side. The powerpoint goes through each fact by presenting the North then the South and then keeping a tally of points based on those advantages and disadvantages.
The completed T-chart can then be used to write a compare and contrast paragraph/essay as a formative assessment.
5.9 Identify the Border States and the efforts of both sides to secure them to their cause.
This powerpoint goes through each border state and explains its importance during the Civil War. To then help students understand their impact to whichever side they made the choice to join there is a population activity. In the activity the students will add the population of each border state to that of the Union side, then to that of the Confederate side.
5.10 Create a visual display to explain the Union’s Anaconda Plan for defeating the Confederacy and how the geography of the South formed the Eastern, Western, and Trans-Mississippi theaters of war.
This powerpoint gives a simple explanation of the Union's Anaconda Plan. It has 1 video link, a link to the Library of Congress primary source Document of the Anaconda Plan, and a link to the Library of Congress Analysis Page.
5.11 Explain the significance and outcome of the major battles and identify their location on a map or visual representation, including:
First Battle of Bull Run
Fort Henry and Donelson
Appomattox Court House
This powerpoint goes through each of the above listed battles. It provides a short summary of the battle along with a map location (which the students will cut and glue onto their map as you go through the powerpoint). The powerpoint contains primary source documents from the Library of Congress, 11 video links, photos, maps, and dates.
You also will receive a formative assessment which can be given to your students to ensure they know the locations of these major battles of the civil war.