My students love Crash Course! In fifteen minutes, John Green is able to summarize and condense large sections of US History. These worksheets will keep students accountable, aid in processing, and help examine and analyze the major points John Green explains. Great for flipped classrooms, reviews, homework, extra fifteen minutes in class, extra credit, etc.
- Student Worksheet
- Teacher Answer Key
- Student Quiz
For the Video: https://youtu.be/rY9zHNOjGrs
In which John Green ACTUALLY teaches about the Civil War. In part one of our two part look at the US Civil War, John looks into the causes of the war, and the motivations of the individuals who went to war. The overarching causes and the individual motivations were not always the same, you see. John also looks into why the North won, and whether that outcome was inevitable. The North's industrial and population advantages are examined, as are the problems of the Confederacy, including its need to build a nation at the same time it was fighting a war. As usual, John doesn't get much into the actual battle by battle breakdown. He does talk a little about the overarching strategy that won the war, and Grant's plan to just overwhelm the South with numbers. Grant took a lot of losses in the latter days of the war, but in the end, it did lead to the surrender of the South. If you want to learn more about the Civil War, we recommend these books:
Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson
The Civil War by Shelby Foote