Need an engaging culminating project for the "Road to the Civil War"? This project has students research the events that led up to the Civil War and then create a game board that can actually be played! Students begin by researching the events in their textbook. The attached notes handout is for use with McDougal Littell's "American History" textbook. But it can be adapted for use with any classroom textbook. Also included are the directions for creating the game board! Students will learn about these events as they create the board, and then as they play each other's games!