Firing at Fort Sumter, Anaconda Plan, & beginning of the Civil War! Guided Notes! Google 1:1 Compatible!
This lesson is included in the larger The Civil War Unit, located here:
Civil War: 14 engaging, Common Core lessons to teach American Civil War Unit!
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In this highly engaging PowerPoint presentation on the U.S. Civil War, students are introduced to the first shots at Fort Sumter that started the war, the strengths and weaknesses of both sides, and how both the Union and Confederacy planned on winning the war.
Student use engaging guided notes with thought-provoking questions to learn about the beginning of the Civil War. Students are first introduced to the firing at Fort Sumter and the events surrounding it. Then, students are introduced to 10 categories that outline the strengths and weaknesses of both sides when the war breaks out. Students are introduced to the data at the outbreak of the Civil War in regard to:
- the population
- army size
- number of railroads
- number of states
- plus 5 more!
Finally, students are introduced to both the Union's plan (the Anaconda Plan) and the Confederacy's plan to win the war!
A great way to introduce the Civil War (or the War Between the States, OR the War of Northern Agression)!
**A five minute is also included that should be shown after you introduce the firing at Fort Sumter
This resource includes a paper in-class version and a 1:1 Google compatible version to be used in conjunction with Google Classroom. Just follow the included instructions for how to access the Google version, then share the resource through Google or assign via Google Classroom. This will allow students to type directly into the document!
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