This The Gathering Storm: The Coming of the Civil War lesson plan also includes:
Slavery or states' rights: What really started the American Civil War? A lesson geared towards middle schoolers explores the causes of the Civil War. Scholars view an interactive of the Gathering Storm exhibit online and complete a hands-on activity using images. Academics also participate in group discussion to strengthen their understanding of the material.
- Assess learners' background knowledge by asking what they think caused the Civil War
- Use the lesson plan to introduce a unit on the Civil War
- Assessment activity is included with the resource
- The lesson plan is adaptable for multiple grade levels