This site is full of everything a teacher would want from picture books to novels, interactive time lines, interactive battle maps and a lot of other links from the website. It is loaded with all kinds of resources
We have found many projects and activities to help our middle school kids to learn more about the American Civil War. We love books, music, art, and of course history hands-on activities. Project ideas for tweens/teens.
Civil War Activity: Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, etc
These cootie catchers/ fortune tellers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the different historical figures, documents, and battles during the American Civil War. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.
Civil War Vocabulary Matching Activity - Set of 20
This matching activity allows students to learn Civil War vocabulary terms in a fun way! You can use these vocabulary flash cards in 2 different ways! You can cut them all out separately and play a matching game with the terms and definitions or you can make them double sided cards with the term on one side and the definition on the other! Included vocabulary terms: abolitionist, tariff, sectionalism, secession, Underground Railroad, Civil War, draft, emancipation, popular sovereignty…
Civil War Complete Unit with Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton
Students will learn all about the The American Civil War Resource loaded with informational articles, organizers, and interactive activities about the causes, events, important people, and results of the war.
Help your students prepare for new Common Core social studies tests, like TNReady, with this FREE product. Students will identify the location, chronological order, and outcome of 12 major battles or events of the Civil War, including: Fort Sumter, First Battle of Bull Run, Fort Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Franklin, Nashville, and Appomattox Court House.
Learning centers are an amazing way to cover a complex topic in the middle school history classroom. Students will analyze the Civil War through six stations with this activity - Civil War photograph analysis, graphing Civil War data, reading Civil War materials, Civil War medicine, Civil War music, and Civil War vocabulary & slang. By the time they finish with this activity, your students will have a broad understanding of the Civil War!