When Did the Break Happen?

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Civil War Hook Activity

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1860 Presidential Election and Southern Secession

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Sectionalism Before 1860

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Sectionalism and the Coming Civil War - October 5, 2011

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A House Divided

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Mark's lesson is designed to review the Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Dred Scott decision as background for Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech at the Illinois Republican Convention in 1858 using primary source documents. 

 

Civil War Photo Story

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, mike sabala, photographs, primary sources

Causes of the Civil War

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Origins of the Civil War

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The African American Soldier during the U.S. Civil War

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Mike's lesson is designed to give students a personal connection to the impact African-American soldiers had on the Civil War including the state of Kansas.  Students will use a variety of primary source documents and Internet to examine key elements of the topic.