Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit

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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 fool-proof details on how to conduct the lesson)
2) 72 SMARTBoard/PowerPoint slides to help teach each lesson (The anchor slides are provided in both SB and PPT formats, but contain the same information)
3) 26 pages of Interactive Notebook pages for students to create as they learn about the Civil War. (Even if you don't use interactive notebooks in your classroom, there are options provided on how to make this portion of work for your specific needs)
4) 1 originally written Reader's Theater Script to help students understand the difference between the North and South.
5) 4 originally written articles to teach about different aspects of the Civil War.
6) 1 interactive PowerPoint presentation that students can explore individually or as a whole class to learn about the major battles and events of the war.
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)
3) Political decisions made leading up to the war (Missouri Compromise, Compromise and 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, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Sherman's March to Sea (and the surrender of Robert E. Lee, Emancipation Proclamation)
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!), once purchased, the download will include a link that will lead you to all the resources!

PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT purchase this unit if you do not have access to SMARTBoard or PowerPoint software. They are essential to the unit.

Check out these other social studies unit to complete your curriculum:
Native American Unit
Colonial America Unit
The American Revolutionary War
Early European Explorers: The Age of Exploration

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Total Pages
347
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 Month

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Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
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Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit
Civil War and Reconstruction {Complete Social Studies Unit