Sectionalism and The Civil War in Texas for Distance Learning and Google Drive

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Engage your students with activities and content readings on Sectionalism and the Civil War in Texas – all offered as an independent work packet or for Distance Learning with Google Slides. This resource includes a paper version and a 1:1 Google version to be used with Google Classroom. On the first page will be a link that will have you make a copy of the Google Doc, so be sure to be signed in to your Google account. You can then share directly with your students.

In this resource, students will learn about the events leading to the Civil War and political, social, and economic effects of the Civil War in Texas with content area readings, summarize their learning in a variety of process activities, and analyze images and primary sources.

You will receive:
-A Vocabulary Activity – to introduce and practice key vocabulary terms.
– Preview assignments to serve as pre-reading before each content topic. These include a variety of image analysis with primary source photographs or vivid paintings.
– Readings for each of the topics – these are short “chunked” reading selections to help your students understand each topic: Sectionalism, States’ Rights, Slavery, The Missouri Compromise, the Annexation of Texas, the Compromise of 1850, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Kansas-Nebraska Act and Bleeding Kansas, Dred Scott Decision, John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry, the Election of Lincoln, Secession of South Carolina and Texas, and the Battle of Fort Sumter.
– Readings for each of the topics for Texas History: Economic Contributions, Military Contributions, Blockade of the South, Life on the Home Front and Civil War Battles in Texas.
– Additional primary source images, quotes and video clip links. Video clips and songs are accessed with embedded links.
– Multiple Processing Activities – to keep students engaged with higher order thinking skills. These include: sensory figures, diary entries, and more!!

⭐Please download the preview for a sample of the activity. ⭐

2019 Texas History TEKS for 7th Grade

(4) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood. The student is expected to:

(C) identify individuals, events, and issues during early Texas statehood, including the U.S.-Mexican War, the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, slavery, and the Compromise of 1850.

(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 War;

(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.

(16) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of the expression of different points of view in a democratic society. The student is expected to:

(A) identify different points of view of political parties and interest groups on important Texas issues, past and present; and

(B) describe the importance of free speech and press in a democratic society.

(17) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a democratic society. The student is expected to:

(A) identify the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of Texas, past and present,

(20) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:

(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as media and news services, biographies, interviews, and artifacts to acquire information about Texas;

(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;

(C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;

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