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Civil War Unit

Grade levels 6th – 9thHomeschool
Subjects:  Social Studies – History, U.S. History

This is a comprehensive, complete Civil War Activity Unit loaded with new, Common Core activities that are guided by key concepts for Social Science. This Civil War packet has vigor and fun with tons of Common Core options. 


Teachers can pick and choose from a lesson plan bundle packed full of notes formats, Common Core readings and worksheets, projects and activities that fit your needs and teaching style the best. The unit bundle includes:


I. Civil War Notes, PowerPoints, Vocabulary and Graphic Organizers 

The content in the Civil War bundle is not just a random selection of activities with unclear expectations. The instructional content was designed with the framework of the key concepts of U.S. history, including geographic expansion and political, social and economic development.


⭐1. Printable Events Leading to the Civil War worksheet or graphic organizer


⭐2. Events Leading to the Civil War Power point with key vocabulary


⭐3. Sectionalism PowerPoint and worksheet or graphic organizer


⭐4. Key Battles of the Civil War Worksheet or PowerPoint graphic organizer with key


⭐5. Printable Civil War notes and graphic organizer


⭐6. A complete academic and content vocabulary set with 5 assignments, 3 review games and 2 quizzes


⭐7. 25 Warm-ups! Skill-Based, Mini-Lessons that can be used as a daily warm-up or an interactive student-centered review.




⚡1. Uncle Tom’s Cabin Reading and Common Core Writing Activity


⚡2. Civil War Letters: Primary Source Analysis and Writing Activity


⚡3. Battles of the Civil War Lesson Set! Stations, Interactive Google Map or Game!


⚡4. Printable Instagram from a soldier activity


⚡5. Printable Text Message Abraham Lincoln Activity with Phone Template


⚡6. Printable Political Cartoon template and examples


⚡7. Civil War Newspaper project with pre-write worksheet and Templates for students


⚡8. Common Core Gettysburg Address Analysis Worksheet


⚡9. Interactive Game Board Jeopardy with Common Core Vocabulary


⚡10. Printable Difference of North and South Pinterest Activity


⚡12. Working with Civil War quotes bundle with 5 activity options


⚡13. Instructomania Political Cartoon Instructional Video on YouTube


⚡14. A Civil War Hero “Selfie” Common Core Activity


⚡15. Working with Visual Primary Sources mini bundle with four readings and visuals, includes two activity options.


⚡16. Working with Primary Sources: 2 readings (South Carolina Secedes and John Wiles Booth Reward Poster) and 2 activities choices.


III. Assessments and Fun Class Review Games!


✍1. Two Part Civil War DBQ (Document Based Questions) Assessment with 6 Primary Source Documents and Common Core Writing. This assessment is versatile with tons of teacher options for a differentiated classroom.


✍2. A Fantastic Key Concept Match Activity, with graphic organizers, a matching assignment and writing guides with 3 options.


✍3. Civil War Matching Quiz with Answer Key


✍4. Jeopardy Game Review


✍5. A completely modifiable 8 page Common Core test and two quizzes. Students read excerpts, analyze primary sources and select evidence to support claims!

Our printable and Google Ready content is divided into 8 parts complete with quizzes for geography, vocabulary, and content with reading and writing skill focus. The bundles all have a similar structure for a familiar flow throughout The year. A scope and sequence is provided for easy planning:

I. HISTORY INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION a fantastic introduction to content and reflection lesson! Students make predictions about learning for the unit.
II. GEOGRAPHY Loaded with instructional materials, geography activities, games, and quizzes!
III. VOCABULARY Tons of choices to ensure student success. Includes a variety of fun, individual and group activities, interactive learning cards sorts, Quizlet online links, class games, and a quiz!
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
IV. CONTENT INSTRUCTION- NOTES, GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, CLOSE READINGS and STATIONS. The content instructional materials are both student-centered and teacher-driven depending on teacher preference:
V. ACTIVITIES  Current, engaging and interactive activities that have students process information.
VI. BIG IDEAS REVIEW AND WRITING GUIDESIncludes an introduction, fun summative activities that have students categorize learned content, and great writing guides with essential questions.
VII. WARM-UPS or REVIEW These skill-based warm-ups can be used a daily or as a great review at the end of the unit:
VII. STUDY GUIDES AND ASSESSMENTS- Includes a comprehensive test study guide! Students pre-read the excerpts used in the test to define difficult words and create meaning before being exposed to content questions. The skill-based test that has students categorize, match, interpret text, and find the best evidence in a multiple-choice format!