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1st Grade:
Patriotic People - lesson 2 1st gradeCover topic of Presidents' Day: why we celebrate it, and which presidents we remember. Tie in to African-American History, and discuss patriotism of Abraham Lincoln, president before and during the Civil War.(Under 3 ratings)
Wk 13 - Math - Inches and FeetTo understand that an inch is used to measure length. To understand that a foot is used to measure length. To be able to determine whether an object should be measured by inches or by feet. To be able to measure objects using a ruler.(Under 3 ratings)
2nd Grade:
Lesson PlanStudents will learn about a variety of Civil War era people.(Under 3 ratings)
U.S PresidentsBy completing the weekly reader activities describing a new president each day, the student will understand how each president has influenced the United States of America.(Under 3 ratings)
U.S PresidentsBy completing the weekly reader activities describing a new president each day, the student will understand how each president has influenced the United States of America.(Under 3 ratings)
U.S PresidentsBy completing the activities describing presidents, the constitution and money, the student will understand how these elements have influenced the United States of America.(Under 3 ratings)
5th Grade:
History of Civil War MusicStudents will become familiar with the song "Oh Hosanna". Students will study the lyrics and learn the tune of this popular dance song. Students will utilize sources of archival material using the Internet. Students will also interpret a Civil War song through performance with voice or instrument.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanLiterature - to review vocabulary; to identify the main idea of a text; to learn new vocabulary; to demonstrate knowledge of facts in a story History - to explain the reasons for the growing tension between the North and the South Art History - to discuss French neoclassical painters and romanticist painters Science - to explain how plants can be used to control soil contamination; to describe matter for mass, weight, and volume Math - Phonics - Grammar -(Under 3 ratings)
6th Grade:
Ch 11: Civil War- Explore the origins and consequences of the Civil War - Discuss the limits of diplomacy in the absence of trust or common ground - Discuss the power of the federal government vs. the power of the state government(Under 3 ratings)
7th Grade:
7th Grade ELA/TXHIST WE 4/28Further ground students in framework for analysis and critical thinking of a text. Examine Plot Development for Andromeda Strain. Quantify the reasons and events leading up to the Civil War.(Under 3 ratings)
7th Grade ELA/TXHIST WE 5/5Andromeda Conflict and Plot Diagram Analysis, AND TX in the Civil War(Under 3 ratings)
8th Grade:
8th Grade ELA/USHIST WE 4/21Further ground students in framework for analysis and critical thinking of a text. Examine Plot Development for 451. Quantify the reasons and events leading up to the Civil War.(Under 3 ratings)
8th Grade ELA/USHIST WE 4/28Further ground students in framework for analysis and critical thinking of a text. Examine Plot Development for 451. Quantify the reasons and events leading up to the Civil War.(Under 3 ratings)
Aftershock: Beyond the Civil WarLearning Target I can: Explain how and why resistance groups against Reconstruction formed in the South.(Under 3 ratings)
Civil War Math1.Students should be able to interpret data tables. 2. Students should be able to construct equations based on information found in word problems.(Under 3 ratings)
Jobst Reading/8th GradeStudents will complete a Close reading of The Gettysburg Address and develop college and career-ready reading skills by engaging in a close reading with text-dependent tasks and questions.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanStudents should be able to locate the Mason-Dixon Line, California, Northern States, Southern States. Students should be able to briefly describe the relationship between the Northern and Southern states, as well as the reasons for the succession of the Southern States.(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanTeach all of the information effectively, and allow students to not just have something written but know trhe information(Under 3 ratings)
Letter to Lincoln1. Students will be able to discuss social, political, and personal issues that Americans faced because of the Civil War. 2. Students will use the Internet to locate resources related to the Civil War and incorporate information from these resources into their own writing.(Under 3 ratings)
Letter to Lincoln1. Students will be able to discuss social, political, and personal issues that Americans faced because of the Civil War. 2. Students will use the Internet to locate resources related to the Civil War and incorporate information from these resources into their own writing.(Under 3 ratings)
Was Abraham a RacistBy analyzing primary and secondary documents like a historian, students will write a three body paragraph and create an argument for the question "was Lincoln a racist?"(Under 3 ratings)
Was Abraham Lincoln a RacistBy analyzing primary and secondary documents like a historian, students will write a three body paragraph and create an argument for the question "was Lincoln a racist?"(Under 3 ratings)
Women in the Civil WarStudents will analyze the the consequences of the war.(Under 3 ratings)
9th Grade:
Lesson PlanSWBAT compare the cultures and economies of the Northern and Southern states. SWABT discuss and summarize the documents' main points. SWABT discuss the actions of John Brown @ Harper's Ferry and reactions toward the event(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanStudents will have an understanding of how America was divided politically and why it was enough to start a war.(Under 3 ratings)
Pre-Civil War : DisunionSWBAT compare the cultures and economies of the Northern and Southern states. SWABT discuss and summarize the documents' main points. SWABT discuss the actions of John Brown @ Harper's Ferry and reactions toward the event(Under 3 ratings)
Underground Travel When the people rise in masses in behalf of the Union and the liberties of their country, truly may it be said, "The gates of hell shall not prevail against them." -- Abraham Lincoln, February 11, 1861 Reply to Governor MortonStudents will demonstrate knowledge regarding slavery and the events leading up to the U.S. Civil War. They will Harriet Tubman was often referred to as “Moses” by those slaves she helped escape using the Underground Railroad. Escape usually took place at night. You will assume the position of Harriet Tubman for purposes of this assignmen(Under 3 ratings)
US History Lesson 211. Recognize the states that seceded from the Union and their reasons for doing so 2. Compare the political, geographical, and economical strengths and weaknesses of the North and the South in the war 3. Predict outcomes rooted in evidence(Under 3 ratings)
10th Grade:
U.S. History Lesson 16Identify the economic, social, and government features of the North and South Compare and contrast the North and South economies and ideas towards slavery and its growth into the west Explain that the northern states were based on industry and had many manufacturing factories. Explain the northern states' cities and populations were large Explain northern states had outlawed slavery and there were growing in abolitionist attitudes. Explain the southern states were based on agriculture and there was a huge cotton industry Explain the southern states were dependent on slavery and had many plantations producing huge amounts of cotton, rice, indigo, and tobacco Explain the southern states were dependent on slavery and the social attitude was in favor of slavery and its growth into the west Based on their readings and understandings of the northern and southern ideologies, students will predict the progress of the west in regards to becoming more pro-north vs. pro-south.(Under 3 ratings)
US History Lesson 18Identify and explain the events leading up to the Civil War: the Missouri Compromise, Wilmot Proviso, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Harriet Beecher Stowe, the 1856 and 1860 Presidential elections including candidates their political parties and their position on slavery, Kansas Nebraska Act, Harper’s Ferry and John Brown’s Raid, Compromise of 1850, Dred Scott Decision, Fugitive Slave Act, the Lincoln/Douglas Debates Identify and explain significance of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis Explain the beginning of Civil War: the Crisis at Fort Sumter and the formation of the Confederate States of America Identify and locate on a map the Confederate and Union states(Under 3 ratings)
11th Grade:
Analyzing Legal Documents: Emancipation ProclamationStudents will study the structure of a legal document. They will analyze the Emancipation Proclamation and understand how Lincoln used a formal tone to expressed his ideas. Students will research the historical context surrounding the Proclamation and connect those facts with specific statements written in the document. Also, they will evaluate how Lincoln uses his political power to advance his agenda. Students will write an original Proclamation that imitates the style and tone used in the Emancipation Proclamation.(Under 3 ratings)
Analyzing Legal Documents: Gettysburg AddressStudents will continue studying legal documents. They will examine two Proclamations and explain how the language and tone differ from the Emancipation Proclamation. They will also read the Gettysburg Address and identify the ideals of that period. Finally, students will be able to evaluate both documents and judge which document best captures Lincoln's personal voice as well as his presidential authority.(Under 3 ratings)
Reasons for fighting the Civil WarStudents will understand the primary and secondary reasons for fighting the Civil War.(Under 3 ratings)
12th Grade:
Civil War - Reading for MeaningStudents will be able to understand the war from various perspectives (e.g. soldiers, political leaders, civilians from both sides of the conflict, slaves, and former slaves).(Under 3 ratings)
Lesson PlanTo educate the learner about the Battle of Gettysburg, and to help them understand the players and the(Under 3 ratings)
Lincoln - Douglas DebatesSWBAT: To examine and analyze primary source documents To compare the viewpoints of Republicans and Democrats during the mid 19th Century To explain the major issues of slavery and sectionalism, and how that led to the Civil War(Under 3 ratings)
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854Following instruction students should be able to give the main points for argument for popular sovereignty/the right of states to decide whether to be a slave or free state. In addition, students should be able to explain the argument to counter the establishment of popular sovereignty.(Under 3 ratings)

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