Lesson Plan

PRELUDE TO CIVIL WAR; CIVIL WAR, AND POST CIVIL WAR

MAKING THE CIVIL WAR
Michelle B.
Classroom teacher
Cabell County Career Technology Center
Huntington, WV
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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Objectives

 

Students will be able to...

SS.10.H.CL4.1  
       analyze the social, political, and cultural characteristics of the North, the South, and the West before and after the Civil War (e.g., the lives of African Americans and social reform movements such as abolition and women’s rights).
SS.10.H.CL4.2  
       explain how the political events and issues that divided the nation led to civil war (e.g., compromises reached to maintain the balance of free and slave states, successes and failures of the abolitionist movement, conflicting views on states’ rights and federal authority, emergence of the Republican Party and election of 1860).
SS.10.H.CL4.3  
         examine and identify the cause and effect of the formation of the Confederate States of America.
SS.10.H.CL4.4  
         outline the course and outcome of the Civil War (e.g., the role of African American military units, the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation, and social, political and economic impact on the South following the Civil War).
SS.10.H.CL4.5  
         evaluate effects of Reconstruction on the nation (e.g., the roles of the Civil War Amendments, Radical Republicans, etc.).
SS.10.H.CL4.6  
         summarize the progress and impact made by various groups in society (including African-Americans, women, immigrants, etc.) during Reconstruction.

Subjects
Social Studies
events
exploration
historical figures
history
timelines
Grades 10
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 hook: What Events Led to the Civi War?

Show videos on Have Fun With History:

Eli Whitley and the Cotton Gin

Frederick Douglas

Introduces industry and slavery into the prelude to the Civil War.  

CLASS DISCUSSION ON SLAVERY AND SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN VIEWPOINTS.

Student Instructions

Resources for Absent Students

go to havefunwithhistory.com

Watch videos ELI WHITLEY AND THE COTTON GIN 

FREDERICK DOUGLAS

 

2 DIRECT INSTRUCTION:

Prezi
Free, Paid
iMovie
$4.99

 

Cooperative learning starts here.  In a subject like the Civil War, there is a lot of information to cover.  Student projects where they share with the class are the best tools for everyone to be involved.

Student Projects will include the following:

1.  Each group will present one of the following topics in a Prezi or iMovie.

Gettysburg Address

General Robert E. Lee

General Ulysses Grant

Development of Slavery up to Civil War

Battle of Gettysburg

Underground Railroad:  include key figures,  development of, how it was able to work

John Brown

2.  Each group will prepare a poster board with the key elements of their topic.  

3.  Each group will also prepare a presentation on Abraham Lincoln.  Presentations must be creative and not simply a movie or slideshow telling about Abraham Lincoln.  

 

 

 

Student Instructions

Each group will present one of the following topics in a Prezi or iMovie:

Gettysburg Address

General Robert E. Lee

General Ulysses Grant

Development of Slavery up to Civil War

Battle of Gettysburg

Underground Railroad:  include key figures,  development of, how it was able to work

John Brown

2.  Each group will prepare a poster board with the key elements of their topic.  

3 Analyzing the Gettysburg Address

1.  Show first video:  discuss mood, wording, presentation, and language of the address.

2.  Show second video.  Discuss the mood of this video.  Its presentation.

As a class, break down each part of the address and analyze what Lincoln is saying.  What does he want you to understand?  Why was his address so important?  Why do you think it is just as important today as it was then?

4 More Guided Practice: Post Civil War: Rebuilding of Our Nation

Discussion after showing two videos.  As a whole, class will answer questions about reconstruction and events that took place.

Each student prepare a PREZI on reconstruction of the South after the war.  

 

5 WRAP IT UP WITH US CIVIL WAR APP

Students will open APP US Civil War Quiz on Ipads.  There are total of 104 questions.  They can keep taking the quiz until they receive a score of no more than four missed.  The idea is to keep them taking quizzes until they commit what they are learning to long-term memory.