Students review the Civil War by completing a timeline activity and answering 4 questions. There are 29 items for students to place on the timeline spanning Lincoln's election to Jefferson Davis' capture. Students must classify each item according to a system detailed in the instructions, they have one task to complete for 6 items of their choice, and another task to complete for 4 other items of their choice. All instructions are provided in the handout. There are arrows in the first two lines of the timeline showing students the direction to fill out the pieces in. This could work for a sub! Answers are provided where appropriate.
Sample timeline items and questions include:
--Sherman’s march to the sea
--NYC draft riots
--Battle of Gettysburg
--Emancipation Proclamation issued
--Andersonville opens for POWs
--How was the Civil War different from other wars America fought in? You must say more than it was Americans fighting Americans.
--Create a one line slogan to sum up the nature of the Civil War.
***a teacher's note is included in the file describing an alternate way students can complete this activity***
You might be interested in the related bundles:
Civil War Sample Bundle
Civil War Just Activities Mini Bundle
Civil War Bundle
US History Timeline Bundle
Or my other Civil War and Reconstruction items:
Civil War and Reconstruction
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