Student generated Civil War timeline! The full-page timeline templates can be completed by hand (using the PDF version) or digitally (using the Google slides version). 30 major Civil War events are covered, making it a great end-of-the-unit activity!
**This resource can be completed on paper or online with laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or any device that supports Google Drive. The included Teacher's Guide includes access to the link that will allow you to make your own copy of the resource for use in Google Classroom/Google Drive.**
Each pennant flag template highlights a major Civil War event and the corresponding historical date. Students are required to provide a short summary and illustration of the event in the designated space provided. Example pennant flags are provided, and two different blank flag templates are also included.
Everything is ready to print and includes:
Major Events Checklist:
A checklist detailing all of the events and dates is included. The checklist can be used to assign students to specific events.
Blank Pennant Templates:
Two blank pennant flag templates are included for use with additional dates or any other creative teaching ideas!
Two Pennant Examples:
The examples can be used to show students what a completed pennant flag might look like (by hand or digitally).
30 Major Civil War Events Pennants:
Each pennant flag is one page in size. The banner flags are ready to print (black and white) and include the following major events:
Abraham Lincoln Elected President of the United States
South Carolina Secedes from the Union
Battle of Ft. Sumter/Civil War Begins
1st Battle of Bull Run
Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederacy
Surrender of Fort Henry
Surrender of Fort Donelson
Monitor vs. Merrimack
Battle of Shiloh
2nd Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Gettysburg
New York Draft Riots
Battle of Chickamauga
The Gettysburg Address
Battle of Chattanooga
CSS HL Hunley vs USS Housatonic
Andersonville Prison Camp Opens
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania
Battle of Cold Harbor
President Lincoln Re-Elected
Sherman's March to the Sea
Fall of Richmond
Confederate Surrender at Appomattox Court House
President Lincoln Assassinated
Additional Civil War Resources:
Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Reading
Dred Scott: Close Reading, Mapping Activity, and Summary Writing
Frederick Douglass Close Reading
Civil War Battles- Common Core Lessons & Activities
Emancipation Proclamation-Primary Source Analysis (Full Text Included)
Gettysburg Address Close Read and Summary Writing
Civil War Spies: Discovery Stations
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