United States Civil War – Essential Questions and Student Folder
This set includes:
1. Folder cover for half sized unit folders
2. Folder cover for full sized
3. Essential Questions to project for students to copy/discuss.
4. Gettysburg address for traceable cursive practice and regular font.
These unit folders have several functions:
1. They keep all notes and activities in one organized folder.
2. Essential Questions are always at hand. (I post them too.)
3. They are handy for test review. Or let them use their folders for the test – it’s a great way to see how they use their own resources!
4. They’re easy to grade.
5. They make a portfolio that’s great for conferences.
6. If students move from room to room for different classes, they’re still accountable for their learning!
7. Parents enjoy the completed book that comes home at the end of the unit!
I’ve included the essential questions that I use, but yours may be different. I keep several copies around during the unit for my special kids who cannot track from the board to copy. Sometimes I’ll even print it in gray for students who need tracing practice.
At the beginning of the unit teams choose their "Team Name" based on facts they find from non-fiction books. Then they get to decorate these folders as they choose. If there’s a map, I usually ask them to wait until we color code it as a class, but everything else is up to them. Some will color each letter in a pattern. I’ve also had a green Abe Lincoln and a pink Clara Barton. ;-)
Your students may enjoy these complementing items from my Harriet Tubman and Civil War Units:
1. Harriet Tubman Vocabulary PowerPoint
2. Harriet Tubman Vocabulary Matching Quizzes
3. Harriet Tubman Word Wall Variations
4. Harriet Tubman Reading Test
5. Harriet Tubman Read Roll Graph
1. Civil War 4 Types of Sentences
2. Civil War Dictionary Game
3. Civil War Unit Folder
4. Civil War Main Idea Task Card and Scoot Game
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