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Civil War Overview Lesson

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Civil War Overview Lesson

Civil War Overview Lesson
North vs. South, Advantages and Disadvantages, War Strategies, Technological Improvements, Turning Points, Emancipation Proclamation, Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Effects of the War

Aim: What were the key components of the Civil War? How did the Union win?

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Included in this product:
• Title page
• Do Now - Abraham Lincoln reading passage with corresponding critical thinking question for student response
• North vs. South graphic organizer
• Strengths and Weaknesses reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer
• Advantages activity with corresponding questions for student responses
• War Strategies reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer
• Military Technological Improvements reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer
• Turning Points reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer
• Emancipation Proclamation reading passage with corresponding graphic organizer
• Surrender! reading passage with critical thinking question and primary source analysis
• Effects of the Civil War graphic organizer
• Application/Closing/Higher Order Thinking Question for student understanding and application
• Answer Key for Teachers

Students will read, research, analyze, and critically think to answer questions and complete graphic organizer based on their knowledge of the Civil War and Social Studies.

★ NOTE: You can group your students according to your discretion. I executive this activity in a variety of ways depending on the needs of my students - Station activity, document pass, or stationary group analysis!!

Adheres to Social Studies Common Core Standards - research, application, literacy, vocabulary, argument

Differentiation: graphic organizers, cooperative (may work with a partner(s) according to teacher's discretion for scaffolding questions and activities)

You can find all of my Civil War lessons and activities HERE!

Cover page digital paper by Ashley Hughes
KG Fonts

© 2015 A Social Studies Life
For personal use only. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote.
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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