Civil War and Reconstruction Unit {lessons, study guide, assessments}

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  1. This history bundle is the perfect addition to any social studies classroom! It includes three different units: Civil War and Reconstruction, Westward Expansion, and The Suffrage Movement. The PowerPoint lessons include pictures, videos and website links to engage even the most reluctant learners. T
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Civil War and Reconstruction Unit Bundle: This product includes everything that you will need to teach about this complex time in America's history.

This bundle includes:

1. The Beginning of the Civil War PowerPoint Lesson

2. Life During the Civil War PowerPoint Lesson

3. Civil War Battles and Surrender PowerPoint Lesson

4. Reconstruction After the Civil War PowerPoint Lesson

5. Slave Life Webquest

6. Scaffolded Notes that Follow Along with the Unit

7. Civil War Letter Assignment and Rubric

8. Civil War and Reconstruction Social Media Posts

9. Review Game

10. Unit Quiz and Test

The lessons are visually engaging and include many pictures, website links, and video clips.

The lessons cover the following topics:

1. Rural vs. Urban Life

2. Tariffs

3. Sectionalism

4. Slavery and the Triangular Trade

5. Slave Resistance and the Underground Railroad

6. The Missouri Compromise

7. The Compromise of 1850

8. John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry

1. Secession

2. Jefferson Davis

3. Fort Sumter

4. Union/Confederacy Advantages

5. War Strategies

6. Battle of Bull Run

7. Battle of Antietem

8. Robert E. Lee

9. Technology

10. Emancipation Proclamation

11. Battle of Gettysburg

12. Gettysburg Address

13. Battle of Vicksburg

14. Ulysseus S. Grant

15. William T. Sherman

16. Surrender

17. Life for soldiers, African Americans, and women

1. Lincoln's plan of Reconstruction

2. Lincoln's assassination

3. Andrew Johnson's beliefs and plan

4. Black Codes

5. Freedmen's Bureau

6. 14th, 15th, 16th Amendments

7. Congress takes charge

8. Sharecroppers

9. Successes/Failures of Reconstruction

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Take a look at my other history lessons:

Westward Expansion Unit

The Suffrage Movement

The Early 1900’s Unit

American Expansionism

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The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression Unit

World War 2 Unit

The Cold War Conflicts

Civil Rights Movement

September 11 Attacks

Economics Unit

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.


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