Strand Civil War
Standard Civil War
Grade Level 8
8 – U5.2.1 Explain the reasons (political, economic, and social) why Southern states seceded and explain the differences in the timing of secession in the Upper and Lower South. (C3, E1.2)
(National Geography Standard 6, p. 154)
8 – U5.2.2 Make an argument to explain the reasons why the North won the Civil War by considering the
• critical events and battles in the war
• the political and military leadership of the North and South
• the respective advantages and disadvantages, including geographic, demographic, economic and technological (E1.4)
(National Geography Standard 15, p. 173)
8 – U5.2.3 Examine Abraham Lincoln"s presidency with respect to
• his military and political leadership
• the evolution of his emancipation policy (including the Emancipation Proclamation)
• and the role of his significant writings and speeches, including the Gettysburg Address and its relationship to the Declaration of Independence (C2)
8 – U5.2.4 Describe the role of African Americans in the war, including black soldiers and regiments, and the increased resistance of enslaved peoples.
8 – U5.2.5 Construct generalizations about how the war affected combatants, civilians (including the role of women), the physical environment, and the future of warfare, including technological developments. (National Geography Standard 14, p. 171)
(Procedural or Conceptual)
technological - an understanding of how the term is relative to the era
evolution - as in a progression
Declaration of Independence
Students will know
- the reasons southern states seceded individually
- why the North won the Civil War
- the impact Lincoln"s presidency had on the Civil War
- what African Americans endured during the Civil War
- the long term implications of the Civil Warand how it transformed life in America
Students will be able to
- illustrate the political, economic, and social reasons why the Southern states seceded
- clarify the reasons why the Upper South and Lower South seceded at different times
- give reasons for the North"s victory utilizing critical events and battles in the war
- compare and contrast the political and military leadership of the North and the South
- provide illustrations of advantages and disadvantages of the North and the South (geographic, economic, and technological)
- identify the strengths of Lincoln"s presidency
- defend the progression ofLincoln"s policiestoward emancipation
- identify aspects of Lincoln"s writing (i.e. Gettysburg Address)that reflected the ideals of the Declaration of Independence
- portray the varying roles of African Americans in the Civil War (i.e. soldiers, rebels, slaves)
- demonstrate how the war affected various social groups and the landscape of America
- identify the ways women were involved in the Civil War
- make predictions about how the war altered American life
Student Friendly Language
"I can" Stateements
1. I can illustrate political, economic and social reasons why the Southern states seceded.
2. I can clarify the reasons why the Upper South and Lower South seceded at different times.
3. Using critical events and battles during the war I can give reasons for the North"s victory.
4. I can compare and contrast the political and military leadership of the North and South during the war.
5. I can give illustrations of the advantages and disadvantages of the North and South (geographic, economic, technical) during the war.
6. I can identify the strengths of Lincoln's presidency.
7. I can defend the progression of Lincoln's policies towards emancipation.
8. I can identify aspects of the Gettysburg Address that reflect the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
9. I can portray the different roles of African Americans in the Civil War (i.e. soldiers, rebels and slaves.)
10. I can demonstrate how the war affected various social groups and the landscape of America
11. I can identify the ways that women were involved in the Civil War.
12. I can make predictions about how the war altered American life.
Last Modified on 11/20/2008 2:14:08 PM