The Civil War is one of my favorite topics in US History. As a result, I try to make my lessons for this unit super engaging for my students and ensure that my enthusiasm for the topic comes across for my students.
For the battles of the Civil War, I use this fantastic PowerPoint presentation that covers the resources of both the North and South, essential knowledge about each Civil War battle, and the results. It's visually-engaging, breaks down key concepts, and includes both a warm up and exit ticket for students.
After starting with a warm up, each slide uses fantastic images, and easy-to-follow notes to cover everything students need to know about the Civil War based on state and Common Core Standards.
All of the following are covered in the presentation:
- Resources of the Union & Confederacy
- Fort Sumter
- Bull Run
- The Emancipation Proclamation
- The Gettysburg Address
- Appomattox Court House
- Effects of the War
- And more!
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