Teach History with Me: 5 Ideas for Teaching the Civil War
Get your upper elementary students excited about history! Here are five ideas for teaching your 5th through 8th grade students about the Civil War. 1. A Nation Divided--Help students understand the causes behind the war by comparing how the north and south developed very different economies and ways of life. I like to have students make a giant division sign in their social studies notebooks and describe northern was of life in the top bubble and southern ways of life in the bottom bubble…
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Effects of the Civil War | Worksheet | Education.com
A nonfiction passage and some essay questions help students understand the effects of the Civil War in this American history worksheet.
Underground Railroad Map | Worksheet | Education.com
Board the Underground Railroad and learn a little bit about what life was like for the brave passengers.
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FREEBIE! Civil War Battles Activities
Help your students prepare for new Common Core social studies tests, like TNReady, with this FREE product. Students will identify the location, chronological order, and outcome of 12 major battles or events of the Civil War, including: Fort Sumter, First Battle of Bull Run, Fort Henry and Donelson, ...
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In this worksheet, your student will use context clues as a way to discover the meaning of words.
Journey Though the Civil War Narrative Interactive Google Slides Engaging
This is a Google Slides interactive experience that guides students through the major battles of the Civil War. Students follow a soldier's journey to each of the major battles, and write a third person narrative about the soldier's experience from the perspective of a "junior historian" with the N...
Secession of the South Lesson Plan and Activities
This fantastic lesson plan allows your students to analyze different primary sources related to Southern states seceding from the Union prior to the Civil War. The activity is very easily adaptable for different grade levels and students. It can be done individually or in small groups with students working together to analyze the printed copies. You can also do the activity digitally through included Google Docs version! The complete lesson plan includes all of the following : A 2-page…
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Examples of Going West Journals | Rockin Resources
Not only are the covers of these journals creative, but my students' writing blew me away! They really jumped into the 1840's and wrote with incredible feelings. I actually found myself smiling, laughing, and even tearing up while reading them. They know how to touch my heart! FIRST
The Underground Railroad Teaching Guide | Scholastic
Introduce and use the activity in your classroom with lesson resources, curriculum connections, extension activities, and more.
Civil War Quiz | Worksheet | Education.com
Challenge your middle school student with a quiz about the Civil War! They'll answer questions about important people and places in the Civil War.