The Outbreak of the Civil War Webquest with Key- This is a 10 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 13 questions from the history.com website.
Students will be asked to watch a video about the path to the American Civil War. An article with a historical accounting of the siege and Battle of Fort Sumter is also required reading before beginning the webquest. Lincoln's refusal to evacuate the fort, the engagement with the South Carolina militia, eventual fall of the fort, and Union attempts to retake the fort are all covered in this assignment.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.