Step 1: Download and rename a copy of the Civil War Unit from our Google Classroom page, or grab it here.
Step 2: Create a title page for you project. Make sure to include you and your partner's names. You may personalize your title page, but please don't spend more than five minutes on this page.
Step 3: Research timeUse the following websites to get familiar with the Civil War
10 Facts About the Civil War
Watch the vocabulary slides and take notes here
Step 4: North Vs. SouthResearch difference and similarities for the North and South. Find a way to share these in your Google Slides Project. List advantages of both the North and the South.
Click Here for Research Link
Step 5: States Start to SecedeWhat does Secede mean? Definition
Why did some of the states choose to secede?
Which states seceded?
Britannica for Kids
Step 6: Emancipation ProclamationResearch the Emancipation Proclamation using the following sites. Take notes over the following questions:
1. What is it?
2. Who wrote it?
3. What was it's purpose?
Emancipation Proclamation Links:
Step 7: Gettysburg AddressResearch the Gettysburg Address. Take notes so that you'll be able to give a summary in your own words. What was the Gettysburg Address and why was it important?
Gettysburg Address Vocabulary
Step 8: Battles Bar GraphUse the following link to create your own table in your Google Slides Project that shows who won the Battles in the Civil War.
Link: Battle Bar Graph
Step 9: Leaders of the Civil WarResearch each of the men listed below. Take notes on their leadership roles in the Civil War. Be prepared to write a summary of each one in your own words and list specific accomplishments or facts for each one.
Civil War Leaders
Jefferson Davis (you may also use the Civil War Leaders link listed under Abraham Lincoln)
Mr. Nussbaum - Biography
Ulysses S. Grant (you may also use the Civil War Leaders link listed under Abraham Lincoln)
Mr. Nussbaum - Biography
Robert E Lee (you may also use the Civil War Leaders link listed under Abraham Lincoln)
Mr. Nussbaum- Biography
Step 10: TimelineBegin Creating your timeline on your Google Slides Project by using this website. Remember to use your own words with the main event for each date.
Step 11: UniformsUse the links to research information about the uniforms each side wore. Take notes to include in your Google Slides project. Look for interesting facts.
Uniforms from the Civil War
More about the Uniforms
Step 12: Write a Diary Entry-Each partner will need to write their own diary entry.
Imagine that you are soldier that fought in the Civil War. Write a letter in your diary describing some of the things you had to endure. Make sure you include important dates, events, battles etc. Use facts from your research, but make it from a first person point of view. Include your own opinions and feelings. Make it feel like you were really there to experience it first hand. This will need to be added to your Google Slides project.
Congratulations! You have finished your Civil War Unit project! Now you may go back to add finishing details before turning it back in through Google Classroom!
(This page is compilation of lots of websites I found. I take no personal ownership of any of the material used in this unit)