Social Studies & Writing


The Civil War

In this unit, students will learn and understand the causes and events of the Civil War. Students will use the

theme of beliefs and ideals to understand the issues surrounding slavery and states’ rights. By learning about

individuals, groups, and institutions, students will understand the roles of key leaders in the Civil War. Finally,

students will understand how location affected some of the major battles of the war. To put this all together,

students will discuss how conflict and change affected the United States during and following the Civil War.

We will also be working on the genre of narrative during this unit.  Students will be working to re-tell the story of a slave escaping to freedom.
Here is the rubric they are graded on throughout the year:


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Resources for Civil War Unit


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