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Civil War COMPLETE Unit | GREAT for ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING | Google Apps

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The Civil War Unit includes EVERYTHING you'll need and is PERFECT FOR ONLINE DISTANCE LEARNING with Google Apps!! From topics like secession, to the Border States, to the Emancipation Proclamation, and the major battles of the Civil War, and a whole lot MORE, this Civil War lesson plan unit has it covered!

ALL of the resources included in COMPLETE Civil War Unit come in both PDF format and 100% DIGITAL FORMAT via Google Drive/Google Apps!!

The Civil War Lesson Plan Unit is guaranteed to engage and challenge your students critical thinking skills through the use of numerous thought-provoking discussion-based questions (DBQ) built into the PowerPoint and Google Slides presentations. In addition to everything else, you'll receive links to 16 short YouTube videos that supplement several lessons in this unit!

All of the awesome resources you'll receive:

--12 presentations featuring built-in discussion based questions (DBQ) in PowerPoint & Google Slides formats

--26 student exercise assignments, including 4 for unit review, ALL complete with teacher answer key

--ALL exercises come in PDF format -and- digital format via Google Apps (Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Slides)

--16 links to supplemental YouTube videos

--Jeopardy Review game: FULLY FUNCTIONAL and ready to go! Comes with 12 categories including ALL questions and answers; single, double, and final Jeopardy rounds; automated scoring; randomized daily double locations, and more!

--Guess Who Review Game

--31 question Unit Exam (includes recommended point grading system and grading rubric)

This unit is designed to last for at least 15 classroom periods and can EASILY be stretched out into several more. The resources in this unit have been used with 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th graders with great success!

**The Common Core State Standards and TEKS Standards that these resources cover are outlined above next to the product images

You’ll Receive everything you need to cover these topics:

Abraham Lincoln

--How Abraham Lincoln's childhood and early adulthood molded his values and motivations to enter into politics

--The tragic circumstances surrounding President Lincoln's assassination and his historic funeral procession which followed

The Confederacy

--The meaning of secession/secede

--Which states seceded and joined the Confederacy

--Loyalty to Country, or State?

--The Confederate capital and Confederate president

Major Battles of the Civil War

--Fort Sumter

--Battle of Antietam

--Battle of Gettysburg (including the Gettysburg Address)

--Battle of Vicksburg, and more!

Regiments of the Civil War

--The meaning of regiment

--The 3 regiments during the Civil War: Artillery, Cavalry, & Infantry

--The roles and significance of each of the 3 regiments in the Civil War

Civil War Draft

--What a draft is and how and why governments use them

--Impact of laws that allowed men to avoid the draft

--Which wars the U.S. has used a draft during

Civil War Transportation

--Overview of the 4 main forms of transportation during the Civil War

--How each played a major role in the Civil War

--Advantages and disadvantages for each of the 4 forms of transportation

Union Blockade

--How it played an integral role in the Union strategy for winning the Civil War

--"Scott's Great Snake"

The Role of Several Significant Confederate & Union Generals in the Civil War

--Ulysses S. Grant

--George McClellan

--Robert E. Lee

--William Tecumseh Sherman, and more!

Emancipation Proclamation

--Causes and effects of the Emancipation Proclamation

--How white Union soldiers viewed the Emancipation Proclamation

Election of 1864

--How the Union capture of Atlanta and "Sherman's March" played a major role in the outcome of the election

--Campaign platforms of President Lincoln vs. General McClellan

--Examination of the election's results

13th Amendment

--Significance of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution

--How the 13th Amendment differed from the Emancipation Proclamation

Lincoln Assassination

--Motivations of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth

--Lincoln's funeral procession

--Plot to wipe out the Union government

Civil War Stats, Facts, & Maps

--Numerous maps to better convey to students the importance of geography and terrain during the Civil War, as well as, where battles took place

--Statistics and demographics to contextualize who actually fought in the Civil War and to the scale with which the Civil War truly was

Plus much, MUCH MORE!!

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By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
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225+ slides in PowerPoint (PPT) & Google Slides formats
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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