Civil War – Part 1


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A Five-Week Study That Takes You to the Battlefields and Army Camps of the First-Half of the Civil War

Type of Resource: A History, Culture & Battle Mapping Study
Target Grades: 4th to 12th Grades
Pages: 100 Pages
Length of Study: 5 Weeks

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Head out to battle with the first half of “The Civil War.” Families will enjoy delving into this five-week study on the great conflict that divided the United States over the issues of states’ rights and slavery. You’ll focus on the way the war itself unfolded: from the adoption of the Anaconda Plan for Northern Victory to the mid-point of the war and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclmation. Each week gives and up-close view of both significant battles and the culture of war and the homefront. The study finishes in a separate “Part 2” module.

Notebooking Focus:
As they study the war, students will complete an amazing, interactive journal of the war, creating a Civil War Chronicle. The pages allow students to show what they’ve learned in fun ways, and also contain content that adds even more to their study. The pages focus on the major events of the war, significant battles, mapping, the lives of soldiers and the home folk, and the war’s technology and weapons.

This study includes an easy-to-follow schedule that integrates great reading, website links, DVD suggestions, and intriguing activities. Together, they’ll get students excited about the technology of the war and the lives of soldiers and folks at home.

Weekly Topics:
Week 1: The Road to Civil War
Week 2: The Fighting Begins
Week 3: A Soldier’s Life in Camp
Week 4: Antietam & Emancipation
Week 5: On the Homefront
(Study completed in Civil War – Part 2)

What Do I Need to Add to Complete This Study?

  • Required Resource: “The Civil War for Kids” by Janis Herbert
  • Recommended Resource: “Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War” by Thomas B. Allen and Roger Macbride Allen
  • Recommended DVD to Borrow or Buy: “The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns”
  • Buying information is included in the study guide.

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