In this PDF you will find the perfect way to teach your students the causes of the American Revolution and the American Civil War! After teaching both of these wars, I looked for a way to make the rising tension before the war clear to them. After instituting this method in my classroom I knew I figured it out! Students use this as a resource in both their interactive notebook and as a poster in my classroom to anchor them in cause and effect. Inside this resource you will find:
- Tension Chart for the American Revolution: events leading up to the revolution with the dates they occurred in red and the effect of these events in blue.
- Tension Chart for the American Civil War: events leading up to the civil war with the dates in red and the effect of these events in blue.
The file is a PDF so you can print it at an 80% for composition notebooks and 100% for spiral notebooks. Additionally, you can print it as a poster for your classroom. No matter what level you teach US History, this visual will aid your students in seeing how a variety of things caused the war and through this visual timeline, students will see how tension rose to a breaking point.