US Civil War & Reconstruction Curriculum Unit | Includes Digital Option

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7th - 11th, Homeschool
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379 pages + 146 ppt slides
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This item is a comprehensive CURRICULAR UNIT (GOOGLE version included!) about the US Civil War and Reconstruction Era that integrates reading and literacy. There are 8 complete lessons included in this bundle PLUS supplemental activities. Audios of the reading passages, quizzes, unit test, & modified test are included. This is perfect for students with read aloud accommodations. This unit includes about 8 weeks of materials. This resource can also be easily used for distance/digital learning because all components (except the simulation) are available in a digital format.

THIS UNIT CAN BE USED AS A STAND ALONE CURRICULUM. This can be used as homeschool curriculum, too.

This unit offers a savings of over 40% versus buying the resources individually.

The 8 lessons included in this curriculum unit are:

Causes of the US Civil War

Major Battles of the Civil War

The North & South

Abraham Lincoln

Key People of the Civil War

Political Impacts of Reconstruction

Economic Impacts of Reconstruction

Social Impacts of Reconstruction

If you have purchased any of the above NO Prep lessons, you have the above lessons, but you do NOT have the supplemental activities.

Limited on copies or paper? Every component of this lesson is ready-to-go on GOOGLE, so you can easily assign to your students! The quizzes, unit test, and modified test are also available on GOOGLE Forms, and I include explicit directions on how to assign and tweak (if desired) for your students. The quizzes, unit test, & modified unit test are also self-grading!

This unit includes:

• 8 PowerPoint presentations that can be used to facilitate discussion or have students take notes

• 8 slotted notes pages so students can focus on recording the important information from the PowerPoint presentations (which includes carefully curated videos & links that will enrich the lessons) Editable slotted notes included!

• 8 informational reading passages about the American Civil War & Reconstruction (There are TWO versions of the reading passage included. One is the "paper saver" version for when you have to limit your copies. The other is the "note-taking" version that has enough space for annotating and taking notes. This version also includes bolded headers for the different sections!)

• 32 activities (4 per lesson) (key terms, dates & events, significant items, significant people, political cartoon, geographical connection, and a literacy connection) Three of the four activities PER lesson have two levels: a basic recall and an application of knowledge.

• 8 quizzes

• answer keys for the slotted notes, activity pages, and the quizzes

• GOOGLE version of all components

• 8 GOOGLE Form self-grading quizzes, unit test, & modified unit test

• audio of reading passages, quizzes, unit test, & modified test


• 8 graphic organizers (Google version)

6 Civil War interactive notebook foldables (Google version)

5 Civil War primary source analysis (Google version)

59 Civil War vocabulary cards (Google version)

31 Reconstruction Vocabulary Word Wall Pack (Google version)

3 Reconstruction primary source analysis (Google version)

5 Reconstruction interactive notebook foldables (Google version)

10 stations (Google version)

Simulation- Tour of Duty

• editable study guide with answer key (Google version)

• editable unit test with answer key (Google version)

• editable modified test with answer key (Google version)

• teacher's guide with suggested pacing map

Specific reading skills in this unit are: relationships in a text/cause & effect; text structure; central ideas & summary; citing textual evidence & making inferences; unknown words & phrases; and integrating multiple sources of information.

You will be easily integrating reading with your social studies content because the 8 graphic organizers focus on one specific reading skill per organizer, AND students will be analyzing primary documents.

If you have purchased any of my NO PREP US Civil War or Reconstruction lessons, please email me if you are unsure of what additional materials this unit includes.

++++++++++COMPLETE US HISTORY CURRICULA Available++++++++++

US History Curriculum Complete Course

US History Curriculum Vol. 1

US History Curriculum Vol. 2

Unit 2: Colonial America

Unit 3: American Revolution

Unit 4: Constitution & A New Nation

Unit 5: Age of Jackson & Sectionalism

Unit 6: US Civil War & Reconstruction

Unit 7: Gilded Age

Unit 8: Progressive Era & American Imperialism

Unit 9: World War 1

Unit 10: Roaring '20s & Great Depression

Unit 11: World War 2

++++++++++COMPLETE WORLD HISTORY CURRICULA Available++++++++++

World War 1

World War 2

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Total Pages
379 pages + 146 ppt slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social studies.
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.


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