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Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit

Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
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178 MB|347 pages
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Make the Civil War come to life with this complete social studies unit!

You will find everything you need to teach your students about causes of the war and major events before, during, and after the Civil War.

In this unit you will find the following resources:
1) 10 complete detailed lesson plans for teaching each day (lesson format includes: student objective, materials, teacher prep directions, and details on how to conduct the lesson)
2) 74 anchor slides to help teach each lesson (The anchor slides are provided in PowerPoint, PDF, and PNG image files)
3) 28 pages of students activities to compliment each lesson (answer key included)
4) 1 originally written reader's theater script to help students understand the differences between the North and South
5) 4 originally written articles to teach about different aspects of the Civil War
6) 1 interactive digital timeline that students can explore individually or as a whole class to learn about the major battles and events of the war. The timeline can be viewed on computers, iPads, tablet, chrome books, etc... The digital timeline also includes links to outside video resources to enhance student learning about each battle/event
7) 6 Learning Folders (designed to be used in small group centers to teach about political decisions leading up to the Civil War)
8) a 60+ bulletin board set to help reinforce concepts taught
9) 6 end-of-unit extension learning activities to further students' knowledge of the Civil War era
10) Unit assessment and answer key

The following topics are covered:
1) The North vs. the South (Differences of each region, both political and geographical)
2) Slavery in the South (and its role in the war) and the Underground Railroad
3) Political decisions made leading up to the war (Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave Law, Kansas-Nebraska Act {Bleeding Kansas}, The Dred Scott Case, Harpers Ferry, and the election of President Lincoln)
4) Fort Sumter - the start of the war and war strategies for each side
5) Major Battles and Events (Battles and Events include: Bull Run, Ironclads, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Emancipation Proclamation, Spotsylvania Court House, Sherman's March to Sea, and the surrender of Robert E. Lee
6) Life as a Civil War soldier and women's involvement in war
7) Reconstruction (Goals, Challenges, and Results)

The unit is a perfect mix of small group discussions and learning groups, individual exploration, and whole-class instruction.

Due to the size of this product (over 347 pages, slides, and printables!)

Do you use INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS with your social studies units? Check out this Civil War interactive notebook that is the perfect companion to this unit: CLICK HERE

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Total Pages
347 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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