Civil War, HS
Length of Time: 6-10 class periods
We hope you will use these lessons to supplement the standard United States History, 1763-1877 Curriculum as well as explore some new subjects. We have thought a great deal about the important skills and ideas that students need during high school. We know how valuable it is for students to have a strong foundation of concepts that cross disciplines and can be developed over the years. There is also overlap among both topics and ideas as well a many enrichment opportunities built into these lessons, which may be completed independently or combined.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Tab 1 – Lesson One: The Economic Power of the Antebellum North
Tab 2- Lesson Two: The Slave Economy of the South
Tab 3 – Lesson Three: The Louisiana Purchase: A Lesson in Constitutional Compromise Tab 4 – Lesson Four: Slave Options
Tab 5 – Lesson Five: Arguments For and Against Slavery
Tab 6 – Lesson Six: Massachusetts and the Civil War
Tab 7 – Lesson Seven: The Domestic Side of the Civil War
Tab 8 – Lesson Eight: Civil War Battle Plans
EACH LESSON CONTAINS
- CCSS and MA History and ELA Standards
- Teacher Sheets that include a detailed procedure, assessment criteria and enrichment activities
- Student Students
- Hardcopies and links to Supporting Materials
How did these 4 years arise from our very origins and continue to haunt us today?
Common Core Standards
Please see individual lessons for specific Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Standards.
Please see individual lessons for specific History and ELA Standards.