Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Reading & Assessment

Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Reading & Assessment
Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Reading & Assessment
Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Reading & Assessment
Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Reading & Assessment
Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Reading & Assessment
Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War Close Reading & Assessment
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Students examine the causes of the Civil War with this close reading and assessment. The informational text is broken down into eleven chunks that students analyze in a close reading format.

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Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War- Informational Text: The text is broken down into a guided passage for each event leading to war. Students will read the text several times, clarify main ideas with illustrations, and gain a deeper level of understanding regarding the events that contributed to the divide of our nation.
Four Pages

Matching Assessment: The culminating activity requires students to apply the information learned from the close reading, which can also serve as a formative assessment. Students are required to match each event with the corresponding description of how that event further divided the country.
One Page

Matching Assessment Answer Key: An answer key is provided for use with a substitute or student teacher.
One Page

Sample Student Work: Examples of each page of the close reading are provided for use with a substitute or student teacher.
Four Pages

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Additional Resources Covering the Civil War:
Dred Scott: Close Reading, Mapping Activity, and Summary Writing
Frederick Douglass Close Read
Civil War Battles- Common Core Lessons & Activities
Gettysburg Address Close Read and Summary Writing
Emancipation Proclamation Primary Source Analysis

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