During this unit students will learn the causes of the Civil War, influential people during the Civil War, battles, the cultural differences between the North and the South, economic differences of the North and the South, the Reconstruction Era and other important information of the time period of the Civil War. This unit has been created for the use in fifth grade, but can easily be modified for other ages.

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This is the scope and sequence for the American Civil War unit. This unit occupies approximately 8 weeks. It was developed for fifth grade, but can easily be adapted for other grades. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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This activity is meant to last through out the unit. As a new word comes up the students will need to add the definition to the word. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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In this activity the students will create flip charts to describe who each influential person is. They will learn about leaders from the North, South, important women and other important people of the American Civil War. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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In this lesson students will discuss the causes of the war. This activity will last three days. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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Strategies of the Civil War

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Students will make a Venn diagram to compare the strategies of the Union and the Confederacy during the American Civil War. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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In this lesson the students will color a map to distinguish which states were Union states, Confederate states or border states. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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In this activity the class will be split in half. Half of the class will work on finding out what the economy of the North was like during the Civil War, the other half will research the South's economy. After finding out what the appropriate economy was like, they will need to create a chart and present their findings to the class. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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A soldiers's life

by Jorrie Brandhagen

In this activity students will create a PowerPoint presetation explaining what a soldier's life was like for both the Union and the Confederacy. They will have six days to complete this activity. They will need to describe the what the living was like, the age of the soldiers, the food they eat, uniforms, fighting styles, Generals, and any other important information. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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Mapping out the Battles

by Jorrie Brandhagen

In this activity the students will take a blank map of the United States during the Civil War era and locate battle sites. They will then label the site with the correct battle name and date the battle took place. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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Journal tasks

by Jorrie Brandhagen

In this activity students will write two different journal tasks over a period of two days. One journal task they will write as though they are a woman in the Civil War. They will need to describe what their life is like. In the other Journal task I will split the class in half. Half of the class will write as though they are an African American fighting in the war for the Union. The other half will write as though they are an African American slave from the Confederacy. Both will need to write about their lives. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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Timeline of the Civil War

by Jorrie Brandhagen

In this activity students will create a timeline, mapping out the sequence of the Civil War. This activity will take at least two days. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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ABC review of the Civil War

by Jorrie Brandhagen

In this activity the students will use what they have learned in this unit to create an ABC chart. The students will come up with a person's name, event or place that starts with each letter of the alphabet. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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End of the unit assessment

by Jorrie Brandhagen

This is the end of the unit assessment, it is a 10-13 day long project. The students will create an informational book to show the knowledge they have learned through out this unit. This resource is part of the American Civil War collection.
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