Civil War - Causes of the Civil War - Webquest and Writing Assignment - This 9 page Civil War document contains a webquest and writing assignment with a teachers key and rubric related to the basics of the Civil War and its causes. It contains 25 questions from a Civil War website.
Your students will learn about the history of the major causes of the Civil War in terms of its historical significance in American History. The webquest deals with all of the major events, people and themes of the causes of the Civil War. Specifically, your students will learn about 9 causes of the Civil War including the following: Slavery, Dred Scott Decision, Abraham Lincoln, Missouri Compromise, etc. A great tool for learning about the history of the Civil War and its major causes!
The writing assignment requires students to choose one of the major causes of the Civil War and to argue and defend a position.
The teachers key is detailed and will make marking the webquest or going over it with your students easy and simple. The writing assignment includes a rubric for ease of assessment.
Would also make a great activity for a substitute or for homework if students have access to the internet at home! A great activity to learn about the Civil War and its major causes.