North vs. South: How Civil was the Civil War Really?

8th grade, civil war, fiction, stacey noordhoek

The purpose of Stacey's lesson is to give students a basic understanding of the Civil War and how it impacted our nation’s history.  Students will examine research information, as well as, analyze positive and negative aspects of the Civil War. 

Specifically, students will explore the major differences between the North and the South.  How did these differences lead to the Civil War?  What were other causes/reasons for the Civil War?  What role did the government play in the Civil War?  What did the reconstruction era of the Civil War include? and What impact did the Civil War have on the United States

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