Why Did the South Leave? Why Did the North Care?

civil war, group, lesson plan, nathan mcalister, october 2011, primary sources, strategy


When Did the Break Happen?

civil war, group, lesson plan, nathan mcalister, october 2011, strategy


Civil War Hook Activity

civil war, group, hook, lesson plan, nathan mcalister, october 2011, primary sources, strategy


Turning Points of the Civil War

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, lesson plan, primary sources, tom angelo

Tom's lesson is designed to give students a chance to review the four turning points of the Civil War. They are then asked to explain the significance of these events in their own words. Students will use a variety of primary source documents in their research. They will also be using technology to present their findings.

Survivor: Most Important Civil War Personalities

8th grade, civil war, eighth grade, group, jon bauer, lesson plan, survivor

Jon has students research specific Civil War personalities and then argue for which is the most important of the period. Students "vote off" the personalities until there is just one left - based on the TV show, Survivor.