The Civil War Unit includes vocabulary, activities, game, unit study guide, an end of unit assessment, and more to teach students about the Civil War. (Includes 15 resources below)
1) Civil War What to Know: A list of key ideas, people, events, and battles students will learn about during the Civil War Unit.
2) Civil War Vocabulary: Students define and illustrate 16 key Civil War vocabulary terms in this activity.
3) Causes of the Civil War Activity: After reading an article about the causes of the Civil War, students place bold terms found within the article in sequential order and label each event with the year, title, and a picture that symbolizes each event to create a timeline in this activity. (Includes teacher notes)
4) The Election of Lincoln Activity: After reading an article about the election of Lincoln, students create a comic strip highlighting the effects of the election of Abraham Lincoln in this activity. (Includes teacher notes)
5) North vs. South Cause and Effect Activity: After reading an article about the North vs. South cause and effect, students create a foldable and paraphrase the geography and climate, impact of slavery, and the economy of the South in this activity. (Includes teacher notes)
6) Battles of the Civil War Activity: After reading vignettes about the battles of the Civil War, students create postcards by choosing one battle or strategy and write as if they are a solider writing home after surviving the battle or strategy in this activity. (Includes teacher notes and post card template)
7) African Americans and the Civil War Activity: Students assemble a step book using the provided information and then use this information to create a mind map in this activity. (Includes teacher notes)
8) Abolitionist Mini-Bios Booklet: After reading each abolitionist's mini-bio, students find and record 3 key words that identify each abolitionist in this activity. (Includes 6 mini-bios and teacher notes)
9) Abolitionist Match-Up Game: Students take turns trying to match the abolitionist with his/her description in this activity. (Includes 12 game cards and teacher notes)
10) The Emancipation Proclamation Newspaper Activity: After reading an article about the Emancipation Proclamation, students create a newspaper article about the Emancipation Proclamation from either the Northern, Southern, or border states' viewpoint in this activity. (Includes teacher notes and publishing page)
11) The Emancipation Proclamation Newspaper Rubric: A rubric for scoring students' Emancipation Proclamation newspaper articles. (above)
12) Women's Role in the Civil War Activity: After reading an article about women's role in the Civil War, students work with a partner to list and rank the many different roles of women during the war in this activity. (Includes teacher notes)
13) The Effects of the Civil War Activity: After reading an article about the effects of the Civil War, students create a foldable and record economic, political, and social effects of the war in this activity. (Includes teacher notes)
14) Civil War Study Guide: A 4-page study guide for the Civil War Assessment.
15) Civil War Assessment: A 4-page unit assessment that includes matching, multiple choice,short answer, fill in the blank, and essay sections.
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