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This worksheet allows students learn about the official start of the Civil War at Fort Sumter. I use this worksheet to give students a stronger understanding of politics behind the start of the Civil War at Fort Sumter. My students have a better understanding of the political and military decisions made by Abraham Lincoln about Fort Sumter after completing this worksheet.
This activity is very easy to use. All you have to do is print off the reading from the following website for classroom use or direct students to the website to answer the worksheet questions:
Students read the document and answer the questions on the worksheet. The worksheet includes ten questions and has an answer sheet for the teacher. The Showdown at Sumter Worksheet can be used to generate classroom discussion or be used as homework. Feel free to modify this assignment as needed for your classes.