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INSTRUCTOR:

Mr. Benjamin I. Abraham


Spring 2016
Approx. 45-50 Minute instructional time.

TIMELINE:
TYPE OF INSTRUCTION:

Small group discussion and video presentation.

TEKS:

113.20.B.8a: History. The student understands the causes of the civil war
and explain sectionalism, states rights, and significant events.

OBJECTIVE:

Students in the 7th grade will be able to identify and illustrate at least 3 the
causes of the civil war onto a poster by the end of the period.

MATERIALS:

Students will use:


Paper, pencil, color pencils, markers, crayons, and erasers, Video
presentation.
Secession
States rights
Emancipation Surrender
Assassination
Sectionalism

VOCABULARY:

THE HOOK:

Set Induction:
WARM-UP

All war is civil, for it is always man against man, spilling his own blood,
tearing out his own entrails
Write a in a brief paragraph, How does this make you feel?
Students will be exposed to causes that lead to the American Civil War and the
events that followed. Significant key figures, dates, and events will be presented
via lecture, media, and/or classroom discussion based off text. A video clip will be
used to summarize the class lecture and a questionnaire will entail to ensure
participation.

Introduction:

GUIDED PRACTICE:

Instructional Activities

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE:

Transition question:

MODIFICATIONS &
DIFFERENTIATED:

Students will watch and answer a questionnaire on a Crashed Course


video. Worksheet will be handed out prior to the presentation,
Students will write in their journal how they would feel if they had
experienced the civil war, describing surrounding areas and sounds as well
as significant people around them.
Students will illustrate a scene from their writing and include a key term
word. The students should be able to create a personal connection with the
events at the time
What were some things you feel like you would have seen or heard?

S.S will be able to identify at least (1) cause of the civil war by the end
of the period via class art work or journal entry.
S.S will be able to analyze the causes of the civil war and determine
the social and historical significance it had throughout the civil war.

ASSESSMENT/ CHECK FOR


UNDERSTANDING:

o Review the Vocabulary and its meaning (before starting I.P )


o Review Video Questionnaire (After the video has ended)
o

Individually, students will briefly describe the scene theyve illustrated and
how they have incorporated a key term. (As the I.P continues )

CLOSURE:

Students will share what they wrote in their journals or how their town
would be different if located elsewhere. I.e. a town in the North vs. a town
in the South.

HOMEWORK:

Students will research a key figure that could have contributed to their town
and explain how they would have done so. They will present for the
following class period

Name:

Date:

Crash Course Questionnaire


Answer the following questions to the best of your abilities during the presentation. *After the presentation, we
will review the answers as a class.*
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

8.

What was the American Civil War fought over?


What were the states that permitted slavery but did not leave the Union?
According to the clip, how many lives were lost during the war?
Which of the following originated during the civil war? Circle your answer.
a. National taxes
b. National Currency
What advantage, if any, did the Confederacy have over the Union?
Who was the author of the mystery document?
List a significant battle mentioned in the clip.
a.
b.
c.
Who ultimately won the civil war?

Name:

Date:

Key Term Activity


Using the following word bank, choose one of the words provided and illustrate the significance
and how it was used during the civil war. Be sure to include significant figures as well as events
that occurred during the time period*

Secession
Assassination
Slavery
Objective

Word
selection and
illustration
Illustration

Significant
figures

Time period

Submission

Confederate
Union
Unity
0

Emancipation Proclamation
Surrender
Civil War
10
Points Earned
10 points
Student choose a word and
included it in the illustration

0 points
Student did not
select a word

5 points
Student choose a word
but did not include the
word in the illustration

0 points
Student did not
illustrate an
example nor
used a word
0 points
Student did not
include a
significant
figure
0 points
Student did not
provide an
illustration

5 points
Student illustrated an
example but did not
include word meaning

10 points
Student illustrated an
example as well as illustrated
the meaning of the word

5 points
Student included a
significant figure but did
not label the figure

10 points
Student included a
significant figure and labeled
the figure correctly

5 points
Student illustrated an
example but did not
provide a date within the
civil war time span

10 points
Student provided an
illustrated example with a
date within the civil war time
span.

0 points
Student did not
submit any
works.

5 points
Student submitted the
assignment after the due
date

10 points
Student submitted the
assignment at the due date.

Score:

/50