The Civil War Unit

The Civil War Unit
The Civil War Unit
The Civil War Unit
The Civil War Unit
The Civil War Unit
The Civil War Unit
The Civil War Unit
The Civil War Unit
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• Cite the main ideas of the debate over slavery and states’ rights; explain how they resulted in major political compromises and, ultimately, war
• Outline the major political and military events of the Civil War; evaluate how economics and foreign and domestic politics affected the outcome of the war
• Describe the effects of the Civil War on Americans in the north, south and west, including liberated African-Americans, women, former slaveholders and indigenous peoples.

Section 1 - Causes of the Civil War
Students will:
1. Read about events leading up to the Civil War and complete twelve skill-based prompts (clarify, predict, question, and summarize), then choose the best answer to multiple choice questions
2. Review differences between the North and South identifying dissimilarities in climate, geography, population, cities,economy, culture, transportation, and views on slavery and the federal government
3. Categorize statements about slavery and states’ rights, identifying the beliefs of Northerners and Southerners
Assessment - Level 1 multiple choice, Level 2 categorize, Level 3 differentiate, Level 4 answer with proof

Section 2 - Events of the Civil War
Students will:
1. Read four stories describing what happened at Fort Sumter, identify key details (before, during and after) and draw conclusion about what happened
2. Categorize dates, locations, casualties and winners, then answer comprehension questions and write a summary about Civil War battles
3. Predict, make inferences and determine how the war ended
Assessment - Level 1 who, what, when, where, Level 2 estimate and interpret, Level 3 cite evidence, Level 4 analyze and connect

Section 3 - Important people of the Civil War
Students will:
1. Compare and Contrast Lincoln and Davis
2. Give details about Civil War leaders, choose the BEST details and the
BEST leader/general and explain why
3. Justify what actions make each woman (Harriet Tubman and
Harriet Beecher Stowe) an abolitionist
4. Answer who, what, when, where and why questions about the life of Dred
Scott and Frederick Douglass
Assessment - Level 1 recall, Level 2 predict, Level 3 compare, Level 4 connect

Section 4 - Civil War Reconstruction
Students will:
1. Predict, make inferences and identify the effects of reconstruction
2. Compare laws to Black Code scenarios and identify violations
3. Read about reconstruction and the New South and complete comprehension questions focused on key terms
Assessment - Level 1 match/recall, Level 2 effects, Level 3 assess and explain, Level 4 evaluate and prove
Total Pages
116 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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