Looking for an awesome way to incorporate research into your Civil War unit? This is it!
Students choose which type of people (slave, soldier, woman, child, spy, African American) they want to research. Then, they choose how they want to display their information - presentation, writing a story, script and video, journal, lapbook/brochure, or a free thinker! Research links are provided to help guide your students research. A reflection page allows students to reflect on what they have learned.
- 2 pages of research links
- instruction page
- reflection page
- grading rubric
This research project covers Georgia Performance Standards:
SS5H1 The student will explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.
a. Identify Uncle Tom’s Cabin and John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, and explain how each of these events was related to the Civil War.
b. Discuss how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased tensions between the North and South.
c. Identify major battles and campaigns: Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House.
d. Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
e. Describe the effects of war on the North and South.
SS5H2 The student will analyze the effects of Reconstruction on American life.
a. Describe the purpose of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.
b. Explain the work of the Freedmen’s Bureau.
c. Explain how slavery was replaced by sharecropping and how African-Americans were prevented from exercising their newly won rights; include a discussion of Jim Crow laws and customs.
I hope you and your students enjoy this research project!
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