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Curated Lesson - Civil War Causes and Effects

A Brief Overview of the American Civil War

Description: This page features an overview of the war written by James McPherson. Basic background information about the war.
Rationale: Just and article for students to use to help them get familiar with the Civil War and learn some background. Also, have somewhere to start research if needed.

The Civil War, Part I: Crash Course US History #20

Description: Helps students understand why the war started and why people chose to participate in the war.
Rationale: This should help students stay more engaged especially if they are visual learns. This has lot of picture and small puns to help grab students attention.

The Civil War Part 2: Crash Course US History #21

Description: How the Civil War shaped the future of America and how the slaves became free.
Rationale: This style of display is very appropriate for secondary students.

Facts - The Civil War (U.S. National Park Service)

Description: facts about what happened in the war
Rationale: to allow students to see what sacrifices were taken and hopefully grab their attention

Interactive Simulation Game: The Events of the American Civil War

Description: A civil war simulation
Rationale: This will allow students to interact with each other while exploring views of both sides.

The American Civil War |

Description:An infograph with timeline, visual of states, caparison to other wars.
Rationale: To give students a visual aid when seeing how the war played out

Civil War Trust Animated Map: The Entire Civil War

Description: A visual of battles and how they played out.
Rationale: Give students a look at how battles worked and who won instead of having to read.

Infographic: Casualties and Costs of the Civil War | Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Description: Casualties of war
Rationale: Allows for a visual understanding

History of the American Civil War!

Description: Quotes throughout Civil War
Rationale: Content appropriate for age. Explains what people thought about war.

Civil War Facts

Description: Q/A for the Civil War
Rationale: There are lot of common questions students have and hopefully this will clear them up and give them a better understanding moving forward in the study