Civil War Unit (without passages)

Civil War Unit (without passages)
Civil War Unit (without passages)
Civil War Unit (without passages)
Civil War Unit (without passages)
Civil War Unit (without passages)
Civil War Unit (without passages)
Civil War Unit (without passages)
Civil War Unit (without passages)
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NOTE: Do not purchase this unit if you already own all 5 Civil War Related Leveled Passage sets, or the Lifetime Subscription to All Leveled Passages, OR the Social Studies MEGA Bundle of Leveled Passages.

This product listing is a special listing for teachers who have already purchased the above-mentioned passage sets so that they do not have to pay for the passage sets again. Note that the product description below is a copy of the FULL UNIT product description, but this product listing does NOT include passages.

If you do not own one of these passage sets but want to purchase this unit, click HERE to grab the full unit! You do NEED the passage sets in order to use the unit. Many of the activities and lessons are centered around the passages.

Civil War + Reconstruction 4-Week COMPLETE UNIT: This unit includes EVERYTHING you need for an entire Civil War + Reconstruction (plus Abolition and the Underground Railroad) unit. It includes 4 weeks of formal lesson plans (20 lesson plans) plus 6 bonus lesson plans. You can easily extend or shorten the length of the unit! The unit is centered around original differentiated reading passages on 5 different reading levels (grades 3-8). It includes hands-on activities, simulations, center rotations, a mix of independent/partner/group work, informal assessment ideas, enrichment ideas, comprehensive and editable study guide, editable final assessment, and so much more.

*If you do not have to cover the full extent of the Civil War but do have to cover Reconstruction after the war, grab a copy of this mini-unit that will cover only what is relevant to your standards!*
→Reconstruction Mini-Unit

→ Detailed and comprehensive 4+ Week Unit Plan including 150+ pages of printable lesson plans that include key questions, ideas for connection/engagement at the beginning of the lesson, detailed guides for the daily plans, ideas for extension/enrichment, and daily assessment. You have many options to shorten or extend the length of the unit to fit your needs.

Hands-On Learning Lessons including activities, several simulations, center rotations, group work, and more. Center rotation directions are 100% EDITABLE.

Assessments + Grading Rubrics including informal assessment ideas, end-of-unit study guide, final end-of-unit assessment, plus answer keys. You have the option to collect a grade almost every single day if you'd like or need! All rubrics, assessments, and the study guide are 100% EDITABLE.

Differentiated Passages including original passages on 5 different reading levels.
[Click the links to see a full listing of passages, levels, and grab a free sample.]
Civil War Vol. 1
Civil War Vol. 2
Civil War Vol. 3
Abolition and the Underground Railroad

100% Research-Based Resource:
• This resource is based entirely on research.
• A bibliography of all resources utilized during the research process is included both in the product file and in the preview file (which you can download now by clicking above.)

The lessons included in this unit address the following KEY QUESTIONS:

LESSON 1: Unit Introduction - The North vs. the South
•What is a civil war?
•What was the antebellum period? What was life like during this time?
•How did the North differ from the South? (Culture, economy, government, opinions about slavery)
LESSON 2: Slavery Before the War in America
•What was life like for slaves prior to the Civil War?
LESSON 3: The Underground Railroad
•What purpose the Underground Railroad?
•How did the Underground Railroad work?
•What dangers did runaway slaves face traveling the Underground Railroad?
•What paths were taken along the Underground Railroad?
•What is the truth behind the myths and misconceptions regarding the Underground railroad?
LESSON 3 Bonus Lesson: Key Abolitionists
•What is an abolitionist?
•What makes a leader? What makes a hero?
•Who were the key abolitionists? (Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, William Lloyd Garrison)
LESSON 4: Disunion and the Road to War
•What acts passed that contributed to the start of the Civil War? (the Fugitive Slave Act, the Kansas-Nebraska Act)
•What compromises passed that contributed to the start of the Civil War? (the Compromise of 1820 or the Missouri Compromise, the Compromise of 1850)
•What events occurred that contributed to the start of the Civil War? (Nat Turner’s Rebellion, Harriet Beecher’s Stowe’s publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Bleeding Kansas, the Dred Scott Decision, John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry)
•How did the Election of 1860 contribute to the start of the Civil War? (popular sovereignty, electoral college)
LESSON 4 Bonus Lesson: the Election of 1860
•What is an electoral college? What is the popular vote?
•Who were the candidates of the Election of 1860? What was each candidate’s stance on slavery?
•How was the United States divided during the Election of 1860?
LESSON 5: Secession and the Battle of Fort Sumter
•What does it mean to secede?
•Which states seceded from the Union?
•What was the Battle of Fort Sumter? Why was it important?
LESSON 6: War Strategies
•What advantages and disadvantages did the Union have going into war?
•What advantages and disadvantages did the Confederacy have going into war?
•What strategies did the Union plan to use in the war?
•What strategies did the Confederacy have going into the war?
LESSON 7: Life During the War - Women
•What was life like for women during the war?
•How did women’s roles change during the war?
•How was life for women in the South different for women in the North during the war?
LESSON 8: Life During the War - Economy
•What was the economy like during the war?
•How was the economy in the South different than in the North during the war?
•What is inflation? What caused it during the Civil War?
LESSON 9: Life During the War - Blacks
•What was life like for blacks during the war? How was life different for freed slaves serving in the war versus slaves in the South?
•What changed that allowed blacks to serve in the army?
LESSON 10: Life During the War - Soldiers
•What was life like for soldiers during the war?
•What did they eat?
•Where did they sleep?
•How were they paid?
•How were their wounds and illnesses treated?
LESSON 11: Life During the War - Weapons, Gear, and Technology
•What types of weapons were soldiers equipped with?
•What gear did soldiers typically carry with them?
•What new technology was used during the war?
LESSONS 12-15: Key Battles of the Civil War
•How did the war begin? Why were the first shots fired at Fort Sumter?
•What happened at the Battle of Bull Run?
•What happened at the Battle of Antietam?
•What was the Emancipation Proclamation? Why was it important?
•What happened at the Battle of Gettysburg?
•What was the Gettysburg Address? Why was it important?
•What happened at the Battle of Vicksburg?
•What happened at the Battle of Petersburg?
•What happened during Sherman’s March to the Sea?
•What happened in the Election of 1864? Why was it important?
•What happened at the Battle of Five Forks and in Richmond?
LESSONS 12-15 Bonus Lesson #1: Key Battles Summary and Review
•What were the key battles of the war? What was significance of each battle?
•What was the turning point of the war?
LESSONS 12-15 Bonus Lesson #2: Key Leaders of the Civil War
•Who were key abolitionists leading up to the Civil War? (Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe)
•Who were the key Confederate leaders during the Civil War? (Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson)
•Who were the key Union leaders during the Civil War? (Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan, Ulysses S. Grant)
•Who was Clara Barton?
LESSONS 12-15 Bonus Lesson #3: The Gettysburg Address
•What was the Gettysburg Address? Why is it significant?
LESSONS 12-15 Bonus Lesson #4: The Emancipation Proclamation
•What was the Emancipation? Why is it significant? What did it accomplish?
LESSON 16: Surrender at Appomattox and Damage Done by the War
•How did the war end?
•What was the country like by the end of the war? How much damage had been done?
LESSON 17: Abraham Lincoln and the First Presidential Assassination
•Who was Abraham Lincoln? What was his life like?
•How did he use his time as president to reunite the country?
•How and why was he assassinated? How did this impact the nation?
LESSON 18: The Reconstruction Plan
•What was Lincoln’s plan for Reconstruction?
•What was Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction? (“presidential reconstruction”)
•What was the Radical Republican’s plan for Reconstruction? (“radical reconstruction” or “congressional reconstruction”)
LESSON 19: The Reconstruction Amendments vs. Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws
•What is an amendment? What were the Reconstruction Amendments?
•What did the 13th Amendment accomplish?
•What did the 14th Amendment accomplish?
•What did the 15th Amendment accomplish?
•What were black codes? What did they accomplish?
•What were Jim Crow laws? What did they accomplish?
LESSON 20: Sharecropping and the Freedmen’s Bureau
•What was the purpose of the Freedmen’s Bureau?
•In what ways was it successful? Why did it struggle to meet its goals?
•What was sharecropping? Why was sharecropping not typically a fair relationship?

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