Causes of the Civil War in Texas DOODLE NOTES and Readings MODIFIED FOR ELL OR 4

Total Pages: 40
File Size: 25 MB


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Explore the causes of the Civil War on Texas with readings and Doodle Notes.

Students will begin this lesson by analyzing images of events leading to the Civil War. They will then read about the causes of the Civil War and events leading to the Civil War. To support the reading, students will be asked to highlight key information and summarize the content in their Doodle Notes. Your students will complete the activity by playing a game to review the events leading to the Civil War.

This resource has been modified for ELL students with simplified readings, embedded PAT (Pay Attention To) questions, opportunities to discuss content, shortened note taking with Doodle Notes and a built in review game.

When you purchase this activity, you will receive:
-Directions for the activity
-Word wall terms to support vocabulary instruction
-A preview activity with images to analyze
-A 6 pages of simplified informational text on the causes of the Civil War and events leading to the Civil War.
Comprehension questions embedded into the readings
-2 page Doodle Notes graphic organizer
Review Game on Events Leading to the Civil War

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2019 TEKS for 7th Grade Texas History

(5) History. The student understands how events and issues shaped the history of Texas during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The student is expected to:
(A) explain the central role the expansion of slavery played in the involvement of Texas in the Civil
(B) identify significant events concerning Texas and the Civil War such as the Battle of Galveston, the Battle of Sabine Pass, and the Battle of Palmito Ranch; and
(C) explain the political, economic, and social effects of the Civil War and Reconstruction in Texas


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