HUGE BUNDLED packet with notes, activities, worksheets, games, and assessments covering Virginia Studies SOLs 7a, 7b, and 7c of the Civil War. Also includes pages to cover the critical skills VS1 standards, including comparing/contrasting, cause/effect, analyzing maps, drawing conclusions, interpreting documents, etc. Answer Keys included where applicable! Packet is ready to print and use in your classroom immediately!
Updated for the 2015 standards for Virginia Studies.
NOTE: This is a bundle of all my Civil War Materials at a discount. You can also purchase the materials separately if desired. The file is a .zip file with separate pdf files of the following included inside:
Notes and Assessments
Critical Thinking and Enrichment
I Have...Who Has?
Class Quiz Game (requires Internet)
While specifically designed to cover the Virginia SOL requirements for Virginia Studies, many of the pages work for any curriculum.
Here is a description of the materials included. Download the preview for a sampling of the materials.
Notes-Three sheets of notes, one for each SOL strand in the unit (7a, 7b, 7c). Includes essential understandings, essential questions and essential knowledge, as taken from the Virginia Department of Education Curriculum Framework for Virginia Studies. Notes are designed to be cut out and glued into a composition notebook, or they can be kept in a binder or folder.
Causes of the Civil War Quiz (7a)-One page quiz worth 20 points containing fill in the blank and matching covering the causes of the Civil War (SOL VS 7a). Includes answer key.
Civil War Quiz (7b and 7c)-Two page quiz worth 30 points containing fill in the blank, matching and multiple choice covering the battles, important Virginians, and roles of Virginians (SOL VS 7b and 7c). Includes answer key.
Civil War Test (7a, 7b, and 7c)-Two page test worth 40 points covering all three SOL strands for the Civil War. Contains fill in the blank, multiple choice, short answer, and a compare/contrast question. (SOL VS 7a, 7b, and 7c). Includes answer key.
Causes of the Civil War Flow Chart-A blank flow chart for students to record causes of the Civil War and a completed flow chart to use for students who need more assistance or were absent. It also works as an answer key. (VS. 1b)
Civil War Review Sheets-Two different one page review sheets for students to do as homework or classwork as a way to review for the test. Covers material from the entire unit. Fill in the blank, short answer, and matching. Includes answer keys.
Comparing Historical Events-Students complete a chart comparing the Revolutionary War to the Civil War by comparing and contrasting. (VS. 1c)
Connecting Past to Present-Students complete a chart that compares the Civil War era with modern day. After viewing an example, students read three events from the Civil War and think of a modern day connection. Then they think of their own event from the war and its modern day connection (VS. 1e)
Sequencing Civil War Events-Students research 14 events from the Civil War individually or in pairs to find out when they happened. After filling in the dates in each box, they cut apart the cards, and glue them onto a piece of paper in order to make a timeline.. (VS. 1f)
Interpreting Historical Perspectives-Students read four quotes and interpret the quotes by answering the question provided. Then, students pretend they are a Virginian slave during the war and make-up an appropriate quote (VS. 1g)
Let’s Think: Questions about the Civil War-Students answer four questions about the Civil War that require them to think, draw conclusions, generalize, and support their answers. Includes a map interpreting question. Includes answer key. (VS. 1d, VS. 1i)
Lincoln’s Election and the Civil War-This two page document has students interpret, compare and analyze two different maps. One map shows election results from the 1860 Presidential election and the other is a map from 1918 showing the 1861 division of states during the Civil War. Includes answer key. (VS. 1a, VS. 1d, VS.1i)
Suggested Places to Visit In and Near Virginia-A list of over 15 places in and near Virginia to visit that relate to the Civil War, including battlefields, museums, and historic sites.
Photos for Classroom Discussion-Nine large photos to guide classroom discussion in groups (print out the photos) or as a class (project onto the wall). Photos from Manassas Battlefield, Maritime Museum in Norfolk, and a Civil War reenactment. All photos taken by Carrie Reed. (VS. 1d)
Picture Books about the Civil War-A list of 22 picture books about the Civil War to supplement your curriculum
I Have...Who Has... (Designed for classes up to 28 students)
Class Quiz Game (requires Internet to play)
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