The entire US Civil War on one page in an easily understood graphic organizer.
This can be used as a broad overview in a teacher led note taking activity, a pre/post assessment on a Civil War unit, as a test review, or as another tool in your differentiation kit. I have had kids complete this basic one and then complete one on their own on a larger piece of paper on which they add more details to the skeleton of info they get from this activity. Used this way it could be the core of an entire Civil War Unit.
With this activity students are required to comment on: sectionalism, slavery, westward expansion and states rights plus the election of Lincoln. They are then guided into the four major battles of the war at Fort Sumter, Gettysburg and Vicksburg as turning points and the surrender at Appomattox. Finally, the results of the war include reunification, the triumph of federalism, reconstruction and the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments.
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