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United States History:
The Civil War

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Make a Daily Civil War Activity Lesson Plan Book
        Daily Civil War Activity Lesson Plan Book



Quizzes
Grades 5-7
     Civil War (Grades 5-7) review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions
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Grades 6-9
     Civil War (easier; Grades 6-9) review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions
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Grades 8-12
     Civil War (Grades 8-12) review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions
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Spies and Prisoners of the Civil War Quiz
     Spies and Prisoners of the Civil War (Grades 7-10) review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions
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Civil War Battles of 1861-62 Quiz
     Civil War Battles of 1861-62 (Grades 8-10) review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions
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Civil War Battles of 1863 Quiz
     Civil War Battles of 1863 (Grades 8-10) review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions
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Civil War Battles of 1864-65 Quiz
     Civil War Battles of 1864-65 (Grades 8-10) review quiz - options for multiple pages, keys, and edit writing questions
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Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading
     The Northern Economy (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     The Southern Economy (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Gettysburg Address (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     John Wilkes Booth (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     A Rail Running Soldier, Part 1 (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     A Rail Running Soldier, Part 2 (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     A Letter Home (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Stretcher Men (Hi/Lo Grades 3-5)
     Women in the Civil War (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Dorothea Dix (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Clara Barton (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Civil War Prisons (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Famous Everyday People (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Naval Warfare (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Ulysses S. Grant (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Robert E. Lee (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Jefferson Davis (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Fort Sumter (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     First Battle of Bull Run (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Vicksburg (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Atlanta Falls (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Surrender (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Injuries and Illness (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Moving the Wounded (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Weapons of War (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Draft Law and Riots (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Lincoln's Assassination (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Arlington National Cemetery (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Battle of Antietam (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     African Americans in the Civil War (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)
     Emancipation Proclamation (Hi/Lo Grades 4-6)

Spanish
     Dorothea Dix (grades 4-6)


Short Reading Comprehensions
Short Readers
     Fort Sumter National Monument (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)
     Sherman's Neckties (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)
     Civil War Ambulance Corps (Short Reader; Grades 5-8 Readability)
     The Grand Old Party (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)
     The Anaconda Plan (Short Reader; Grades 6-8 Readability)


Reading Comprehensions
American Civil War
     Thank You Berry Much (Grades 1-2)
     Johnny Clem, "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga" (Grades 4-7)
     Sanitary Fairs: Civil War Fundraisers (Grades 5-8)
     Civil War Music (Grades 5-7)
     Civil War Medicine, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)
     Civil War Medicine, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)
     Drafting the Confederate Constitution (Grades 5-7)
     Women in the Civil War (Grades 5-7)
     The Civil War and Inflation (Grades 5-8)
     Civilian Families in the South (Grades 6-9)
     Civilian Families in the North (Grades 6-9)
     Andrew's Raiders and the Congressional Medal of Honor (Grades 7-8)
     Civil War Photography (Grades 7-8)
     Second Battle of Bull Run - Manassas (Grades 7-9)
     Jefferson Davis (Grades 7-9)
     Spies for the Confederacy (Grades 7-9)
     Spies for the Union (Grades 7-9)
     Naval Changes in the War (Grades 7-9)
     Misguided Fanatic or Hero? John Brown (Grades 7-9)
     Cavalry of the Civil War (Grades 7-10)
     Civil War Weapons (Grades 7-10)
     Political Prisoners and Spies (Grades 8-10)
     Prisoners of War (Grades 8-10)
     Black Americans in the Civil War (Grades 8-10)
     First Battle of Bull Run - Manassas (Grades 9-10)
     Battles - Fort Sumter (Grades 9-10)
     The Confederate Government (Grades 9-10)

Civil War Battles
     Battle of Shiloh (Grades 9-12)
     Battle at Antietam (Grades 9-12)
     Seven Days Battles (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Fredericksburg 1862 (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Chancellorsville 1863 (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Vicksburg 1863 (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Gettysburg 1863 (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Chickamauga 1863 (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Chattanooga 1863 (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of the Wilderness 1864 (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Cold Harbor (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Petersburg (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Atlanta (Grades 9-12)
     Battle of Appomattox Court House (Grades 9-12)

Spanish
     Las mujeres en la Guerra Civil (grades 5-7)


Writing Prompts and Borders
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Civil War borders with Civil War writing prompts
Civil War Battles of 1861-62
Civil War Battles of 1863
Civil War Battles of 1864-65
Spies and Prisoners of the Civil War


Compare and Contrast
        President Traits: Compares two Civil War Presidents (Grades 5-6)

Traits: This compares and contrasts the lives of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. (Grades 5-7)

Women's Role in War Traits: Compares the role played by women in two important wars (Grades 5-6)

Civil War Family Traits: Compares Northern and Southern families during the Civil War (Grades 5-6)



Graphic Organizers
     Civil War: Cause and effect graphic organizer (PDF file)
     Civil War: Time line graphic organizer (PDF file)
     Civil War: Who, what, where, when, why, and how graphic organizers (PDF file)


Analogies
             Civil War Analogies


Book Units
    From Slave to Soldier (Grades 1-3)
    Journey to Freedom - A Story of the Underground Railroad (Grades 1-3)
    Nettie's Trip South (Grades 1-5)
    Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House #21) (Grades 2-4)
    Pink and Say (Grades 2-4)
    Abner and Me (Grades 4-6)
    Elijah of Buxton (Grades 4-7)
    Iron Thunder (Grades 4-7)
    Lincoln: A Photobiography (Grades 4-7)
    The Story of Harriet Tubman, Freedom Train (Grades 4-7)
    A Boy at War (Grades 4-8)
    Rifles for Watie (Grades 4-8)
    Bull Run (Grades 5-7)
    Caddie Woodlawn (Grades 5-8)
    Charley Skedaddle (Grades 5-8)
    The Long Road to Gettysburg (Grades 5-8)
    The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (Grades 5-8)
    The River Between Us (Grades 5-9)
    Shades of Gray (Grades 6-8)
    Across Five Aprils (Grades 6-9)
    The Borning Room (Grades 6-12)
    The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary (Grades 6-12)
    Little Women (Grades 9-12)
    The Red Badge of Courage (Grades 9-12)
    Copper Sun (Grades 10-12)


Maps
     Blank outline map
     Blank outline map (PDF file)
     North and south (color)
     North and south (black and white)
     States and their names


Coloring
     Coloring page #1
     Coloring page #2
     Coloring page #3
     Coloring page #4
     Coloring page #5


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