If I do say so myself, this is a good teaching tool for direct instruction.
This a very detailed PowerPoint in outline format. I no longer teach AP (we no longer offer it unfortunately,) but I used it for them. However, I use it for my "on-levels," and Honors still.
A heads up, it's a lot for students to write down. I print slides out in 6 slides per paper format, double sided of course because I'm sure we can all relate to not having an endless supply of paper, and hand out the "notes" or PP slides. I have kids highlight what's (most) important.
In the sample, I have the first ten slides.
I did my best to include maps, and pictures, (many colorized recently by some artists that were then included in Time Magazine.)
I have certain things in green or blue font so students know what to highlight.
In some places it may be over detailed, but, that's why I print out the slides as hand-outs, and have things highlighted. That way, even though it looks like a ton, I don't get bogged down and give insanely long lectures during which kids check out.
The PowerPoint includes:
I. The Civil War: 1861 (start's with Lincoln's inauguration)
II. The Civil War: 1862
III. The Civil War: 1863
IV. The Civil War: 1864
V. The Civil War: 1865
VI. Reconstruction Plans, 1865
VII. President Johnson Battles Congress
VIII. Reconstruction During the Grant Presidency