Many students have asked for different perspectives on the Civil War; I think this is as different as they come! This excerpt is taken from a Soviet Union textbook and explains the events of the American Civil War from a Marxist perspective.
Students look at the Civil War from a completely new and interpretive lens. Although this reading is fairly simple to read, the concept of different lenses can be complex to teach and interpret without teacher guidance (please use discretion). Students should already have background knowledge of the Civil War from an American perspective. Great for challenging students, Honors classes & AP classes!
Included in this lesson:
- 6 Pages from Soviet Textbook (In English)
- Worksheet with Guiding Questions
- Reflection Writing Assignment