New York City Draft Riots Civil War Primary Source Analysis Cooperative Learning

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The lesson explores the cause of the NYC Draft Riots during the Civil War. These riots seem easy to understand on the surface; however, this lesson helps students to understand the complicated causes that led to the riots breaking out. This lesson involves three steps. For the first part, the students will look at a series of clues that lead them to believe that African Americans were the only victims of the draft riots. They, they'll look at a second series of clues that complicate that picture, and causes them to blame the Irish. Then, they'll look at a reading that describes the history of the Irish in NYC. For an exit ticket, they'll have to bring it all together, to determine who ultimately should be blamed. This lesson encourages cooperation and communication among your students, all while they're analyzing a complex issue.

The lesson in linked to the NYS Social Studies Framework, but you could easily cut and paste in your own standards for your state.

NYS Standard:
7.8c.3 - Students will examine the role of New York State in the Civil War, including its contributions to the war effort and the controversy over the draft.

Everything you needed it included in this purchase! Just print and teach!

Included in this resource:

A Powerpoint Versions of the clues and handouts (editable)
A PDF Version of the slides and handouts(not editable)
A Google Doc Version (provided on the front page by a link to make your own copy for editing)
A Detailed Lesson Plan

Check out my other lessons from this era:

Strengths and Weaknesses Stations Activity The Civil War Gallery Walk
The Gettysburg Address Close Reading Activity The Civil War


Key Words: The Draft Riots, Civil War, Irish Americans, New York City, NYC

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Total Pages
13 clues, 3 pg. handouts 1 pg. lesson
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Teaching Duration
40 Minutes

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New York City Draft Riots Civil War Primary Source Analysi
New York City Draft Riots Civil War Primary Source Analysi
New York City Draft Riots Civil War Primary Source Analysi
New York City Draft Riots Civil War Primary Source Analysi
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