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Subject: History

#2757. Civil War

History, level: Middle
Posted Mon Dec 9 11:06:38 PST 2002 by carla morrow (carla-morrow@utulsa.edu).
The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, USA
Materials Required: Internet
Concepts Taught: Battles within the war

Civil War Lesson Plan
8th Grade
10 Weeks
Class Meeting Time: M, W, &F (50 min)


Overall directions to: Every student is to bring and decorate a folder with the words Civil War on it. After every lesson, the student is to write a log in their journal of what they learned in class that day. Also all worksheets and handouts are to be kept in the folder. This will help the student with the final assessment and final exam.

Week 1
Day 1 Tasks: Introduction to the Civil War Unit and Ten Facts about the Civil War handouts, read and take notes in class. The class will participate in a play called "A Divided State".
Lat ten minutes of class is time to write in folder over today's lesson
Class Notes: 1. Quiz Friday over Introduction, Ten Facts and "A Divided State"
Day 2 Tasks: Worksheet on "A Divided State"
Vocabulary handout (Introduction) words will be discussed in class
Handout on Confederate and Union states of the Civil War
Activity on advantages and disadvantages of the North and South
Last ten minutes is time to write in folder over today's lesson.
Class Notes: Civil War Vocabulary worksheet and quiz over Introduction, Ten Facts and "A Divided State"
Day 3 Tasks: Quiz over Introduction, Facts and "A Divided State"
Lecture and notes over Civil War Timeline:1861, as a class we will go over the whole year in class.
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lesson.
Class Notes: Union and Confederate State Quiz Wednesday and Vocabulary Quiz Friday.
Week 2

Day 1 Tasks: Review of 1861 Timeline
Lecture and notes on 1862 Timeline
Game over Civil War vocabulary to review for quiz.
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lesson.
Class Notes: Union and Confederate Quiz Wednesday and Vocabulary quiz Friday.
Day 2 Tasks: States Quiz, 1861 and 1862 Timeline worksheet
1863 Timeline lecture.
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Class Notes: Vocabulary Quiz Friday
Day 3 Vocabulary Quiz, Lecture over 1864 and 1865.
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture
Class Notes: Quiz over Timeline next Friday
Week 3
Day 1

Tasks: Timeline worksheet
Group project: Research, write and edit a single edition of your newspaper that focuses on a specific battle during the civil war. Presentations will be next Monday.
Day 2 Tasks: Library day to work on group project. Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's work.
Class Notes: Group Project Due Monday and Timeline Quiz Friday
Day 3 Tasks: Timeline quiz
Last day for library work
Week 4
Day 1 Presentations
Lat ten minutes of class write in folder about what you learned from other group's presentations.
Day 2 Tasks: Lecture and notes over The Missouri Compromise
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Day 3 Tasks: Lecture and notes over Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Worksheet over Missouri Compromise and Kansas-Nebraska Act
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Class Notes: Quiz next Wednesday over Missouri Compromise and Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Week 5
Day 1 Tasks: Notes and lecture over the Emancipation Proclamation
Review for quiz
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Class notes: Quiz over Missouri Compromise and Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Day 2 Tasks: Quiz over Missouri Compromise and Kansas-Nebraska Act.
Notes and lecture over Compromise of 1850.
Activity: Form your own Compromise in groups of three. Due at end of class Friday.
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Day 3 Tasks: Notes and lecture over the Election of 1860.
Finish Compromise group work.
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Class Notes: Quiz over Emancipation Proclamation, Compromise of 1850 and Election of 1860. Present Compromise to class Monday
Week 6
Day 1 Present Compromise to class
Civil War acrostic poem worksheet
Review for quiz.
Class Notes: Quiz over Emancipation Proclamation, Compromise of 1850 and Election of 1860.
Day 2 Tasks: Quiz over Emancipation Proclamation, Compromise of 1850 and Election of 1860.
Complete Leaders Worksheet
Day 3 Tasks: Dred Scott Decision Lecture
13th, 14th and 15th Amendments
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Class Notes: Quiz next Wednesday over : Dred Scott Decision Lecture
13th, 14th and 15th Amendments
Week 7
Day 1 Tasks: Continue lecture over Dred Scott Decision Lecture
13th, 14th and 15th Amendments
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Class Notes:
Day 2 Tasks: Quiz Wednesday over : Dred Scott Decision, 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments
Civil War Scavenger hunt in library
Tools: Internet and folders
Day 3 Tasks: Library day to finish scavenger hunt.
Week 8
Day 1 Tasks: Turn in scavenger hunt
Begin Reconstruction lecture
Last ten minutes of class write in folder over today's lecture.
Day 2 Tasks: Continue Reconstruction lecture
Day 3 Tasks: Introduce Final Assessment
Class Notes: Quiz over Reconstruction next Wednesday and Test Wednesday after next.
Week 9
Day 1 Civil War Film
Last ten minutes of class write in folder about film.
Day 2 Tasks: Quiz over Reconstruction
Civil War Film
Last ten minutes of class write in folder about film.
Day 3 Tasks: Finish Civil War film and write summary
Week 10
Day 1 Review Game
Day 2 Final Exam
Day 3 Turn in Final Assessment