This is a Powerpoint presentation to introduce students to the Civil War. This is their first exposure to this event in our nation's history. It has a focus on North Carolina's role in the war, to specifically connect with North Carolina history standards 4.H.1.3 and 4.H.1.4
The powerpoint is editable, so you can take out the parts featuring NC and/or add your own state's famous battles.
How I'm using this:
I will use the powerpoint to introduce students to the Civil War. After learning this introductory information, they will need to decide how they are going to "teach" my teammates class about this topic (Jigsaw). They will need to organize and understand the information in such a way that they can explain to a peer about this war. Students will be paired up, so that they can "team teach" another pair from another 4th grade class. Students can create a visual aides needed.
*Due to the sensitive nature of this historical event, please view the videos linked in the presentation before showing your students to determine if they are ready for the topics discussed.