Lesson Plan

The Civil War: Strategies and Battles

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Was it the War against Northern Aggression or the War to Unify the Union? Scholars investigate the key battles and strategies of the American Civil War to determine just why the North was victorious in the end.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Split the class into two groups and debate which side had the advantage in the Civil War
  • Challenge students to come up with an alternate ending to the Civil War by changing key moments in a battle's outcome
Classroom Considerations
  • Duration of the unit is over four days; plan pacing accordingly
  •  The third installment of an eight-part series
  • Resource contains printable worksheets for classroom use
  • Includes detailed descriptions of each major battle of the Civil War
  • None
Common Core