The Civil War Packet for Distance Learning and Google Drive

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Engage your students with activities and content readings on the Civil War – 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 and battles in the Civil War 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.
– 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. ⭐

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2019 US History TEKS for 8th Grade

(8) History. The student understands individuals, issues, and events of the Civil War. The student is expected to:

(A) explain the roles played by significant individuals during the Civil War, including Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln, and heroes such as congressional Medal of Honor recipients William Carney

(C) explain significant events of the Civil War, including the firing on Fort Sumter; the battles of Antietam, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg; the Emancipation Proclamation; Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House;

(10) Geography. The student understands the location and characteristics of places and regions of the United States, past and present. The student is expected to:

(A) locate places and regions directly related to major eras and turning points in the United States during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries;

(22) Citizenship. The student understands the importance of effective leadership in a constitutional republic. The student is expected to:

(A) analyze the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of the United States such as George Washington, John Marshall, and Abraham Lincoln; and

(29) 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:

(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;

(E) support a point of view on a social studies issue or event;

(G) create a visual representation of historical information such as thematic maps, graphs, and charts representing various aspects of the United States; and

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