Teacher's Notes


The American Civil War (1861–1865), amongst other names also known as the War Between the States, was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy". Led by Jefferson Davis, they fought against the United States (the Union), which was supported by all the free states and generally by the five border slave states.

This week will begin the civil war unit for this class. I hope that your students can gain superior knowledge and make their own informed decisions about the pros and the cons of the Civil War of the United States. We will also be having a North vs. South Mock Trial and Debate on Friday.