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5/1-5/5

Mon-TEKS-8.1(a),8.8(a),8.8(b),8.22(a)

Objectives- The student will explain the events of the Battle of Fredericksburg. The student will discuss possible reasons why African Americans would have been willing to put themselves in such danger to fight for the Union.

Instruction- Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Gettysburg Address,

Tues-TEKS-8.1(a),8.8(a),8.8(b),8.16(b),8.22(a)

Objectives- The student will explain General Grant’s plan for ending the War in the South. The student will discuss Lincoln’s hopes for the UNion after his reelection. The student will explain why the Civil War was a turning point in American History.

Instruction- Grant’s plan for Total War, Lincoln’s reelection, Appomattox, The Toll of War,

Wed-TEKS-8.1(a),8.8(b),8.9(a),8.9(c),8.16(b),8.22(b),

Objectives- The student will explain why postwar problems were more severe in the South than the North. The student will list the early steps taken toward Reconstruction. The student will discuss how the assassination of Lincoln and the inauguration of a new president led to conflict.

Instruction- Reconstruction plan, Freedmen’s Bureau, Lincoln’s assassination,

Thurs-TEKS-8.9(a),8.9(b),8.16(b)

Objectives- The student will describe the impact of the 13th,14th and 15th Amendments, on life in the United States. The student will list the groups of people that made up new forces in Southern politics.

Instruction- Civil War Amendments, new groups in the South, Hiram Revels,

Fri- finish Reconstruction

Lesson Plans 4/24-4/28

Mon-TEKS-8.1(a),8.1(c),8.8(a),8.8(b),8.10(a)

Objectives- The student will list the strengths and weaknesses of the North and the South at the start of the war. The student will explain the goals of each side and the strategies they were going to put in place.

Instruction- read pages 502-505, strengths and weaknesses, goals, strategies,

Tues-TEKS-8.8(a),8.8(b),8.10(c),8.22(a),8.22(b),8.27(a)

Objectives- The student will explain the significance of the Battle of Bull Run. The student will evaluate President Lincoln’s reasons for ordering a blockade of Confederate ports.

Instruction- read pages 508-513, Bull Run, ironclads, New Orleans,

Wed-TEKS-8.8(a),8.9(b),8.22(b)

Objectives- The student will describe the effects of Emancipation Proclamation.

Instruction- read pages 513-514, Emancipation Proclamation handout

Thurs-TEKS-8.1(a),8.5(c),8.8(a),8.9(d),8.12(a),8.12(d),8.21(a),8.23(e),8.29(d)

Objectives- The student will describe how daily lives of women changed during the war. The student will contrast how the South suffered compared to the North.

Instruction- New roles for women, life during the Civil War, Venn Diagram,

Fri-TEKS-8.1(a),8.8(a),8.8(b),8.8(c),8.22(a)

Objectives- The student will create a list of Union commanders discussed in the text. The student will list the Confederate victories in the East. The student will discuss possible reasons why African Americans would have willing to put themselves in such danger for the Union.

Instruction- Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, African Americans in the Civil War,

 

Lesson Plans 4/17-4/21

Mon- no school

Tues-TEKS-8.1(a),8.5(c),8.7(c),8.8(a),8.18(c),8.21(a),8.24(a),8.29(d)

Objectives- The student will describe the impact the Dred Scott case had on the Nation. The student will explain how the Nation reacted to John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry.

Instruction- finish Dred Scott, add to journal, read 485-486, introduce John Brown,

Wed-TEKS-8.1(a),8.7(c),8.8(a),8.8(b),8.8(c),

Objectives- The student will explain how the election of 1860 reflected sectional divisions. The student will explain how the Civil War began in 1861.

Instruction- John Brown video, identifying bias, election of 1860, Fort Sumter,

Thurs- Map activity Union and Confederate states

Fri-TEKS-8.1(a),8.1(c),8.8(a),8.8(b),8.10(a)

Objectives- The student will list the strengths and weakness of both sides at the start of the war. The student will list the goals and strategies each side had.

Instruction- strengths and weakness, goals and strategies,