This interactive notebook includes everything you need to teach a unit on the Civil War in an engaging way! This resource covers the causes of the Civil War through the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
The organizers in this resource can be used on their own, or as a supplement to student note. Interactive notebooks are a great tool to keep students organized and engaged in the lesson!
In this resource you will find…
• 38 graphic organizers: 36 with text on them, and 2 left blank for your own customization.
• 12 pages of thorough suggested answers that you are free to use with these graphic organizers and flippables.
• Previews of each page in action for you or your students to reference.
• A cover page and table of contents is also included.
1. Key vocabulary – abolitionist, antebellum, bayonet, commutation, copperhead, Dixie, Dred Scott Decision, Fugitive Slave Law, Mason-Dixon Line, plantation, sectionalism, Yankee
2. Causes of the Civil War – slavery, industry vs. farming, states’ rights, expansion, bleeding Kansas, President Lincoln, secession
3. Slavery – beginning, slaves from Africa, slave codes, slave vs. free states, underground railroad
4. Underground Railroad – railroad terms, workers, travel, danger, duration, escaped slaves, Fugitive Slave Act
5. Harpers Ferry raid – John Brown, plan, raid, capture, consequences
6. The South Secedes – South Carolina, leaders, Confederate States of America
7. Border States – Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Delaware, West Virginia
8. Union generals – Ulysses S. Grant, George McClellan, William Tecumseh Sherman, Joseph Hooker, Winfield Scott Hancock, George Thomas
9. Confederate generals – Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart, P.G.T. Beauregard, Joseph Johnson
10. Important people – Clara Barton, Jefferson Davis, Dorthea Dix, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Eli Whitney
11. Daily Life – life, poor men, women at home, war in the South, children in the army
12. Life as a soldier – typical day, medical conditions, age, food, pay
13. Uniforms – start of the war, confusion on the battlefield, Union and Confederate uniforms, weapons, gear
14. African Americans – not allowed to fight, African American soldiers, first black regiments, African Americans in the South
15. Civil War spies – Union & Confederate spy networks, famous Union and Confederate spies
16. Medicine – hospitals, doctors, infection, treatments, disease
17. Weapons and technology – rifles and muskets, hand to hand combat, cannons, submarines and ironclads, balloons, the telegraph, railroads
18. Submarines – use, first submarines, H.L. Hunley, crew, weapons, air, sinking a ship, Hunley sinks
19. Union blockade – duration, the anaconda plan, cotton for weapons, how it worked, getting through the blockade, results
20. Battle of Fort Sumter – Fort Sumter, leaders, before the battle, the battle
21. 1st Battle of Bull Run – when, leaders, the battle, results
22. Battle of the Ironclads – the Merrimack, the Monitor, the battle, results
23. Battle of Shiloh – before the battle, Confederate plan, the battle, the hornet’s nest, results
24. Battle of Antietam – Robert E. Lee on the offensive, the battle, results
25. Battle of Fredericksburg – before the battle, the battle, results
26. Battle of Chancellorsville – before the battle, the battle, results
27. Siege of Vicksburg – importance of Vicksburg, before the battle, the battle, results
28. Battle of Gettysburg – the battle, results, the Gettysburg Address
29. Sherman’s March to the Sea – before the march, march to Savannah, taking Savannah
30. Emancipation Proclamation – freeing the slaves, why wait, the 13th Amendment
31. Robert E. Lee Surrenders – before the surrender, surrender, terms, the Southern army, Jefferson Davis captured, the war over
32. President Lincoln’s assassination – location, how he was killed, conspiracy, Booth captured
Please view the preview for an in-depth look at what is included in this resource!