This packet is a very introductory lesson to major causes and dynamics of the American Civil War. It contains lessons about state vs. federal rights as well as slavery and Emancipation. It has writing components, reading, ordering events on a timeline, reading graphs to find data. Students will evaluate major causes of the Civil War. Students will evaluate arguments from both sides, about states' rights and federal legislation. Students will place the Civil War on a timeline in relation to other major historical moments. Students will be able to define the two parties engaged in war. Students will describe, compare and contrast the economic models of both the Northern and Southern states. Students will evaluate why slavery was important to the Southern economy. Students will identify, in writing, the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on modern society. Students will be able to identify, by looking at a map, three states that were part of both the Union and the Confederacy. Students will use graphs to find and compare data about numbers of soldiers and casualties in the war. Students will examine the primary goods produced in both Northern and Southern economies, and describe how that contributed to the cause, and their success in the Civil War. Students will examine slavery as the exchange of human beings for money. They will reflect, in writing, about their feelings about slavery. Students will use map skills, such as reading a legend, to identify major industries that slaves were used in. Students will reflect on the types of work and working conditions slaves would be forced into. Students will describe, in writing, their response to a photograph of slaves.Students will evaluate and describe the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation and evaluate the main two elements.