Unit 4: Brother Against Brother--Civil War

Use the table below to upload any resources, lesson plans, units, Eyewitness to the Past unit plans/projects, websites, etc. that you and your colleagues can use in the classroom to teach the material from 5th Grade Unit 4: Brother Against Brother--Civil War.

(i.e. Exploration Travelogue)
(i.e. An Eyewitness unit plan dealing with traveling with the European explorers)
(pdf and .doc files preferred!)
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Reconstruction Scrapbook
Eyewitness to the Past project. Focuses on African Americans in the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.

Tara C.
Freedom Papers
Papers granting a slave freedom

De Ann M.
Civil War Era Photographs
30 photos of Civil War Era people for classroom use. Go to
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/worksheets/ for photo analysis worksheet

Janet S.
Causes of the Civil War Activity
A Document based group activity to examine the most important causes of the Civil War. Includes readings, pictures, procedures and student chart.

Janet S. & Michelle L.
Relay Sort: Civil War
Ready-made list for your Relay Sort activity on the differences between the North & the South

Tara C.
Four Corners: Causes of Civil War
Ready-made cards for the activity taken from Cohort 2. Place 4 signs in corners of the classroom and have students go to the corner that answers the following question for them. Question: What was the immediate cause of the Civil War?

Tiffany Hardinger
Living Cause and Effect Chart
Strategy taken from Cohort 2. Students summarize in small groups each of the events in the chart. As a class put the events in order and discuss. For more information, see the Bag O' Tricks synopsis. http://jhatjr.wikispaces.com/Strategies

Tiffany Hardinger