by Chloe Hadland
0.0 stars - 0 reviews
range from 0 to 5
The Big Divide
Objectives: Students will identify the major
abolitionists responsible for pushing towards a
Assessment: • Formative: Students will create a K-W-L chart in
class and discuss what they know and what they want to learn
with each other. This will turn into a think-pair-share activity with
other students in the class.
• Formative: Vocabulary sheets. Students will create vocab sheets to better
understand the effects of the war in the upcoming chapters. Instructor will give
words, and definitions. Students will then draw pictures to help them associate
the words with images from their prior knowledge. For homework they will write
these words into complete sentences.
Teacher gives lecture
presentation on what lead up to
the big divide.
Students will be engaged within the lesson
by taking notes on their guided note
Students will then complete and exit slip
write-up before they leave class detailing which
event seemed most important to them.
Life During the Civil War
Objectives 1. Students will describe the ways in
which soldiers, women, African Americans, and
children lived during and after the war.
2. Students will explore how citizens
contributed to the effort of a nation at
Assessment: • Summative: Students will have the
choice to write a journal entry in the voice of a
soldier, woman, or slave living during the Civil
Teacher and Student Activities
Teacher will provide students with a specific
scenario about harsh living conditions to spark a
Students will then participate in reading and
analyzing various primary source documents to
help them understand what life was like.
Students will then create a foldable detailing
what life was like in three different
Secession and War
Objectives Students will examine the Crittenden
Compromise of 1860 and attempt to create a
compromise between the North and South.
Students will explain the meaning behind
the doctrine of nullification and
Teacher will begin lesson by setting up the
situation for the simulation activity that will take
Students will get into character
to prepare for simulation.
Students will debate with one another on
how they feel about Crittenden's proposal.
Assessment: Formative: The overall debate will serve as the formative assessment
for this lesson because each and every student will be participating and I will be
able to clearly see how they prepared for the debate, if they understood their
vocabulary terms, and if they have a distinct position on where they stand based
on the proposal.
The Massive Effect of Abraham
Assessment: Formative: The hook activity in the beginning of class
will serve as a formative assessment for this lesson. Students will
show me what they have retained from prior lesson content, as well
as areas of their prior knowledge that they can relate to this lesson.
Additionally, the class handouts and written analysis of the primary sources from the
students during their group work will serve as another formative assessment. This
will allow me to assess how well they were able to analyze the sources and
understand the importance of each. It will also help me see if students are able to
appreciate the importance of primary sources and how they can be relevant to study
Teacher will have students complete a
quick-write at the beginning of the
Students will read three different primary source
documents and complete a graphic organizer on
what they have read.
Objectives: Students will identify shared ideals
that Americans became more aware of from
Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg.
The Way To Victory
Objectives 1. Students will analyze how wars
bring about change and list reasons for
2. Students will analyze the Gettysburg address
and interpret the meaning of Abraham Lincoln’s
speech their own words.
Assessment: • Formative: Students will work in small groups and
write out Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in “8th Grade
Language” to better understand what he was saying and what
his main arguments were.
• Summative: Students will create a political cartoon in regards to the
changes in the war and arguments in favor of the end of the war. It will be
based off a Rubric and Scoring Guide. This will assess their understanding of
the famous speeches and what each side was fighting for and their reasoning
Teacher and Student Activities, Teacher will begin lesson by having students
partake in a gallery walk around the classroom
looking at various images from the Civil War., Students will be actively engaged within the
gallery walk while also taking note on what they
see and answering a set of questions., Students will then partake in a "thinking cap"
activity that will allow them to view the images
in multiple perspectives.