Civil War: Part III – For APUSH, EOC & Regular U.S. History Classes – from the Gettysburg Address to Appomattox
This is Part III in our series on the U.S. Civil War. This lesson teaches students about the changing nature of the Civil War, the backlash from both sides of war-weary citizens, and the ultimate victory of the Union. Included in this lesson:
• Review: Confederate Disadvantages, Northern Democratic Copperheads, the Battle of Gettysburg
• The Gettysburg Address
• 1863 Turning Point: Gettysburg, the Western Theater
• Grant’s victory at the Battle of Vicksburg: Union control of the Mississippi, Farragut’s capture of New Orleans, 2nd phase of the Anaconda Plan completed
• The Confederate Government: Jefferson Davis, State’s Rights issues
• Conscription: “A rich man’s war, but a poor man’s fight”
• 1863 New York Draft Riots
• Richmond Bread Riot
• The Presidential Election of 1864
• Union capture of Atlanta securing Lincoln’s second term
• Sherman’s March to the Sea
• Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Army of the Potomac: strategy to wear Lee down
• The Hampton Roads Conference
• Appomattox Court House
• Lincoln tours Richmond
• Completed lesson plan with step-by-step instructions and additional activities
• PowerPoint presentation
• Open Response & Multiple-Choice Quizzes
• Smartboard Activity
• Flipped classroom video
• Guided notetaking file
• Additional Activities
Check out the YouTube video that goes with this lesson @ Mr. Raymond’s Civics & Social Studies Academy YouTube channel:
Civil War Part III: From the Gettysburg Address to Appomattox
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Benchmarks / Standards:
U.S. AP Exam: I. The North’s greater manpower and industrial resources, the leadership of Abraham Lincoln and others, and the decision to emancipate slaves eventually led to the Union military victory over the Confederacy in the devastating Civil War.
Virginia: USI.9. I. The North’s greater manpower and industrial resources, the leadership of Abraham Lincoln and others, and the decision to emancipate slaves eventually led to the Union military victory over the Confederacy in the devastating Civil War.
Common Core: Domain 9 - Students analyze the multiple causes, key events, and complex consequences of the Civil War.
Texas STAAR Exam: (8) History. The student understands individuals, issues, and events of the Civil
Florida SS.8.A.5.3. Compare Union & Confederate strengths & weaknesses