The Civil War
Unit 4 Understanding Goals
Lesson #1: Researching the Causes of the Civil War
UG: What caused the Civil War?
Homework: Prepare for Causes of the Civil War Mini-Lessons
Lesson #2: Slavery (Two Days)
UG: What can quantitative and qualitative analyses tell us about the nature of slavery?
Vocabulary: quantitative research, Cliometrics, qualitative research, agency, resistance accomodation
Homework: Prepare for Causes of the Civil War Mini-Lessons.
Lesson #3: Early Compromises
UG: How effective were the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850 in resolving conflicts over slavery's expansion into the western territories?
Vocabulary: Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, popular soveriegnty, Fugitive Slave Act, Underground Railroad
Lesson #4: Sectional Tensions Increase
UG: How did the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Kansas-Nebraska Act increase tensions over slavery?
Vocabulary: Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stephen Douglas, The Kansas-Nebraska Act, "Bleeding Kansas"
Lesson #5: Consequences of Dred Scott v. Sanford
UG: How did radical abolitionists react to the Supreme Court's decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford?
Vocabulary: Dred Scott v. Sanford, John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry
Lesson #6: The Last Straw
UG: Why did several states of the deep South secede after the 1860 presidential election?
Vobabulary: Election of 1860, Crittenden Compromise, sectionalism
Homework: Write Causes of the Civil War DBQ
Lesson #10: The Battle of Gettysburg
UG: What military lessons can be learned from the Battle of Gettysburg?
Vocabulary: Battle of Gettysburg
Lesson #11: Sherman's March to the Sea
UG: How successful was General Sherman's tactic of using "total war" on the Confederacy?
Vocabulary: Sherman's March to the Sea, total war, scorched earth warfare
Homework: Read text pp.474-479, 499-501 and complete the Home Fronts Guided Reading.
Lesson #12: Home Fronts
UG: How did civilians on the Union and Confederate Home Fronts experience the Civil War?
Vocabulary: Ex Parte Milligan, Ex Parte Merryman, Copperhead
Lesson #13: War's End and Impact
UG: Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Or, alternatively... Why did it take the Union so long to win?
Homework: Complete Civil War Study Guide
Lesson #14: Review
UG: Review Unit 4 skills and content.
Homework: Study for Unit 4 Exam
Lesson #15: Unit 4 Exam
UG: To assess student mastery of Unit 4 skills and content.
Homework: Read text pp.518-527 and complete the Reconstruction Venn Diagram.