Unit: A Nation Divided: The American Civil War

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Unit Description

The following unit explores the causes, events, and consequences of the American Civil War. The unit begins with a lesson that lays the ground work for a discussion about the outbreak of the war by looking at the economic, geographic, and cultural differences between the North and South during the 1800s.

Lessons

Lesson 1: North versus South in the 1800s Resources: 10

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to (SWBAT) understand what the focus of the unit is on. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT compare and contrast the social, cultural, and geographic conditions of the North and South before the Civil War.

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Lesson 2: Abolitionist Leaders of the 1800s Resources: 9

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT to explain the beliefs of abolitionists in the U.S. before the Civil War. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT to identify and explain the roles of famous abolitionists such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Lloyd Garrison, Sojourner Truth, John Brown, and Frederick Douglas

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Lesson 3: A Southern Perspective Before the Civil War Resources: 8

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT to explain what the common Southern perspective was before the Civil War.

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Lesson 4: North versus South Debate Preparation Resources: 9

By the end of the lesson, SWB ready to debate the following subjects from the perspective of Northerners or Southerners prior to the Civil War: slavery and tariffs.

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Lesson 5: North versus South Debate Resources: 3

By the end of the lesson, students will have brought up and debated the beliefs of the North and South prior to the Civil War.

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Lesson 6: Civil War Battles Resources: 16

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT identify and analyze the major battles of the Civil War.

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Lesson 7: Civil War Leaders Resources: 8

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT identify and discuss the major leaders of the Civil War and their role in the conflict.

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Lesson 8: Civil War Exam Resources: 5

By the end of the lesson, SWBAT display their knowledge of information related to the leaders and battles of the Civil War. By the end of the lesson, SWBAT begin to explain what the U.S. looked like after the Civil War.

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Unit Resources

Civil War Unit - Lesson 2 - Abolitionist Movement - Graphic Organizer  
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Civil War Unit - Lesson 6 - Civil War Battles - Lesson Plan.doc  
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Civil War Unit - Lesson 6 - Civil War Battles - Newspaper Activity.pages  
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Civil War Unit - Lesson 6 - Civil War Battles - Newspaper Activity (PC).doc  
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Civil War Unit - Lesson 6 - Civil War Battles - Exit Ticket.doc  
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Civil War Unit - Lesson 6 - Civil War Battles - Exit Ticket.doc  
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Civil War Unit - Lesson 6 - Civil War Battles - Newspaper Activity (PC).doc  
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Civil War Unit - Lesson 6 - Civil War Battles - Newspaper Activity.pages  
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Civil War Unit - Lesson 6 - Civil War Battles - PowerPoint.ppt  
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