Social Studies

What we are learning about in class:

How did the Civil War affect life in the North and in the South?

Vocabulary: Union, Confederacy, blockade, cavalry, chores, cotton gin, defeat, draft, enlist, federal, johnnycakes, hardtack, labor, military, militia, secede, surrender

How did the key battles affect the outcome of the Civil War?

Vocabulary: Fort Sumter, 1st Bull Run, Antietam, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Sherman's March


Civil War Biographies:

Civil War Battles:

A great list of Websites:



To Review:

E.Q.: How did increased tensions between the North and the South lead to War?

Vocabulary: abolition, slave codes, Underground Railroad, Uncle Tom's Cabin, compromise, free labor, Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, political party, Republican, Democrat, election

People: Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Frederick Douglas, Stephen Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Daniel Webster

Vocabulary:  This is a list of EVERY word that you should know by the end of the year, from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade!