Civil War - Causes of the Civil War - Research Project with Handout/Rubric - This Civil War 5 page resource includes a research project for the major causes of the Civil War. The resource requires students to complete research on a chosen cause of the Civil War in relation to its history and significance and then to create a display to show their research.
The resource includes a student handout that details the expectations of the project and how it can best be completed. As well, it contains a list of 7 different causes that can be researched from the Civil War, thereby allowing enough topics for a large class.
Next, the resource includes a research organizer for students (or small groups) to use when completing their research for their chosen cause of the Civil War. It contains boxes with titles of information for students to complete before they begin creating their project.
As well, the resource includes a marking rubric for the teacher to use when assessing the completed projects. The rubric is also a powerful tool to provide to students as they complete their projects and for use with self-assessment or peer assessment.
Finally, the resource includes a two page teacher guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to carry out the Causes of the Civil War Research Project. As well, it details opportunities for differentiation, online research sources for students and how the project can be used to enhance collaboration among students.
This is an excellent tool when learning about the Civil War and the specific causes associated with the time period. It is an excellent resource for having your students collaborate, research and showing their understanding in creative and innovative ways. It will make a great addition to any Civil War unit of study!