Sunday, October 26, 2014

Civil War 1861-1865

published on: 2/28/2003

Contributing Teacher(s): Debra Lyons

Subject Area: Social Studies/U.S. History

Grade Range: Middle Grades (6-8)

Materials Needed: Civil War Pre-/Post-Test, books and viedos (see details in each lesson), construction paper or colored folders with at least 15 blank sheets of notebook paper

Objective: The learners will gain an understanding of the Civil War and the impact the War had on the American people, how separations of the states began and why slavery was the stronghold in the fight. The learners will be given new information and knowledge to be used in all academic areas. A daily diary will be kept by each student with the purpose of “bringing to life” this period in American history.

Process Standards:

  • Goal 1.2 conduct research to answer questions and evaluate information and ideas
  • Goal 1.7 evaluate the accuracy of information and the reliability of its sources
  • Goal 2.3 exchange information, questions and ideas while recognizing the perspectives of others

Content Standards:

  • Social Studies 2. Continuity and change in the history of Missouri, the United States and the world
  • Social Studies 6. Relationships of the individual and groups to institutions and cultural traditions

    Time Allowance: Varies

    Description: Students gain an understanding of the Civil War and the impact the War had on the American people -- Unit with eight lessons and pre/post test

    Comments: Best taught grades 5-7


    Classroom Component:
    Materials Needed:

    Lesson One:  Civil War Pre-Test (below), Patricia Beatty, Charley Skedaddle, 1987, (#290 Thematic Unit on Civil War, 1991, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. p. 32.) for Civil War Diary cover, construction paper or colored folders with at least 15 blank sheets of notebook paper.

    Lesson Two:  #290 Thematic Unit on Civil War, 1991, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. p. 62-63.
    Optional Video: The Cause (90 minutes)

    Lesson Three:  #290 Thematic Unit on Civil War, 1991, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. p. 14-15, 59.
    Optional Video: The Civil War (30 minutes).

    Lesson Four:  #290 Thematic Unit on Civil War, 1991, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. p. 17, 46, 48-49., Mark Twain Media, Inc. Publishers, p. 37, 55, 70, 106.
    Optional Video: A Very Bloody Affair (69 minutes).

    Lesson Five:  #290 Thematic Unit on Civil War, 1991, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. p. 56-57, 60-61, 76-77., Mark Twain Media, Inc. Publishers, p. 7-12, 97., book of your choice on herbs.
    Optional Video: Forever Free (76 minutes)

    Lesson Six:  #290 Thematic Unit on Civil War, 1991, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. p. 12-13., "An Album of the Civil War" by William Loren Katz and "Lincoln - A Photo biography" by Russell Freedman.
    Optional Video: Simply Murder (62 minutes) or Most Hollowed Ground (72 minutes)

    Lesson Seven:  #290 Thematic Unit on Civil War, 1991, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. worksheet #38-39, #58, #65-66.
    Optional Video: Valley of the Shadow (70 minutes) or War is All Hell (69 minutes)

    Lesson Eight:  Mark Twain Media, Inc., Publishers. p. 20-21, 29, 139., Gettysburg Address from a Encyclopedia or other source.
    (optional:  #290 Thematic Unit on Civil War, 1991, Teacher Created Materials, Inc. p. 71, 75.)
    Optional Video: Better Angels (63 minutes)
    Special Friday Video: Glory (122 minutes)


    CIVIL WAR
    PRE-TEST/POST-TEST



    Put an X by the correct answer:
    1. The Civil War began in:
      ______ 1961
      ______ 1861
      ______ 1860

    2. What President was in office when the Civil War began?
      ______ George Washington
      ______ Abraham Lincoln
      ______ John Adams

    3. The North was known as:
      ______ Confederates
      ______ Union
      ______ Rats

    4. The South was known as:
      ______ Confederates
      ______ Union
      ______ Rats

    5. The Civil War was also called the:
      ______ American Revolution
      ______ The War between the States
      ______ Freedom War

    6. The South produced what crops:
      ______ cotton, tobacco, sugar-cane
      ______ cotton, fuel, wheat
      ______ cotton, corn, soybeans

    7. The slaves were always:
      ______ white and black people
      ______ only white people
      ______ only black people

    8. To 'Secede' from the United States, the 11 Southern States had to:
      ______ promise to set slaves free
      ______ withdraw from the United States as a united front
      ______ include all of the States as slave states

    1. Famous people from the Civil War Era include:
      ______ Stonewall Jackson, John F. Kennedy, Will Rodgers
      ______ George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson
      ______ Stonewall Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass

    2. During the Civil War, more than twice as many soldiers died from:
      ______ disease rather than battle
      ______ battle, not disease
      ______ scurvy and not hunger

    3. What famous song inspired the Union Soldiers:
      ______ America the Beautiful
      ______ Battle Hymn of the Republic
      ______ Dixie

    4. What famous song inspired the Confederate Soldiers:
      ______ America the Beautiful
      ______ Battle Hymn of the Republic
      ______ Dixie

    5. The Union Flag had:
      ______ stars and stripes like our flag does now
      ______ an X with just stars in it
      ______ stripes everywhere - no stars

    6. The Confederate Flag had:
      ______ stars and stripes like our flag does now
      ______ an X with just stars in it
      ______ stripes everywhere - no stars

    7. The Civil War was the first War ever to be:
      ______ fought with young children
      ______ fought for no reason
      ______ photographed, as the camera had been invented in 1800

    8. Fighting began on April 12, 1861 at:
      ______ Fort Sumter
      ______ Fort Bragg
      ______ Fort Alabama

    9. The Seven Days Battle in Virginia was:
      ______ April 12 - April 18
      ______ May 21 - May 27
      ______ June 26 - July 2

    1. What famous speech did President Lincoln deliver on November 19, 1863?
      ______ The Bill of Rights
      ______ My Country 'tis of Thee
      ______ The Gettysburg Address

    2. President Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by:
      ______ John Wilkes Booth
      ______ John Wayne Gacy
      ______ Charles Manson

    3. The Civil War ended when what troops finally surrendered on May 26, 1865?
      ______ Confederates
      ______ Union
      ______ Rats

    ESSAY:  WORTH 50 POINTS. MUST BE NEAT AND IN SENTENCES:

    What are some of the reasons for the Civil War? How could the Civil War have been avoided? Be specific.

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    TRUE OR FALSE?

    _____1.  The Civil War began with some states wanting slaves, some not.

    _____2.  President Washington freed the slaves.

    _____3.  The most famous of the Civil War Battles started over shoes.

    _____4.  The North believed in slavery and did not want blacks to be free.

    _____5.  Twelve year old children could could not fight in the Civil War..

    _____6.  During the Civil War, more than twice as many soldiers died of disease
                   than in battle.

    _____7.  General Grant surrendered to Robert E. Lee in Appomattox, Virginia.

    _____8.  President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    _____9.  The Civil War was also known as the War between the States.

    _____10.  President Lincoln stated in the Gettysburg Address, that "All Men are Not
                    Created Equal".


    CIVIL WAR
    VOCABULARY WORDS

    Civil War
    Skedaddle
    cornbread
    immigrant
    Union
    Confederate
    Underground Railroad
    slavery
    bugler
    drummer boy
    reveill

    For additional information contact :
    Debra Lyons
    Building Bridges
    St. Joseph
    (816) 671-4072

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