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This unit on the American Civil War from Nassau-BOCES covers the history leading up to the cause of the Civil War through Reconstruction using various technology based teaching tools, including PowerPoint and Smartboard Notebook lesson plans.


  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


American Civil War Jim Crow Laws John Brown differences between North and South student-facing



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S1043102: Learning Standards for Social Studies

research and analyze the major themes and developments in New York State and United States history (e.g., colonization and settlement; Revolution and New National Period; immigration; expansion and reform era; Civil War and Reconstruction; The American labor movement; Great Depression; World Wars; contemporary United States)
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-12.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This collection includes valuable resources for teaching about the Civil War. Highlights include an examination of John Brown as a hero or villain and a powerpoint presentation on how the end of the Civil War impacted newly freed slaves. The materials are thoughtful, varied, and accurate, and they would benefit both middle and high school teachers as the cover the events of the Civil War. Most of the lessons include standards, procedures, and links to relevant materials. It should be noted that the materials are not a comprehensive study of the Civil War but rather very good lessons that could be used within a larger unit on the time period.

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