Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War (Guided Textual Analysis & Assessment)

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Dividing a Nation: The Road to Civil War – Close Read

Grades: 6-9

In this Common Core aligned lesson, students will focus on the events that led to the Civil War.

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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

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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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