Subject Area(s): United States History

Grade Level(s): 11

Format of Library of Congress media: Images

Best Instructional Practices

Standards

STANDARD USI.9a, 9b, 9c, 9d.

The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by

  1. describing the cultural, economic, and constitutional issues that divided the nation.
    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by
  2. explaining how the issues of states' rights and slavery increased sectional tensions.
    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by
  3. identifying on a map the states that seceded from the Union and those that remained in the Union.
    The student will demonstrate knowledge of the causes, major events, and effects of the Civil War by
  4. describing the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Frederick Douglass in events leading to and during the war.

Length

2 classes (max) Block schedule (90 minute classes)

Lesson Summary

As a result of this lesson, students will know:

  1. How cultural, economical, and constitutional issues created bitter divisions between the North and the South?
  2. How did the issues of states' rights and slavery increase sectional tension between the North and South?
  3. Which four slave state governments stayed loyal to the Union? Which states seceded from the Union? Where were the other states that remained in the Union located?
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