Period 3 – U.S. History Honors Lesson Plans (2-13-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #1 – A Nation is Born

Chapter #2 – Growth & Conflict (1789-1877)

Section #4 – The Civil War

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will understand the United States’s growth rate during this period with 90% accuracy in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Students will assess and determine the primary causes for the Civil War by analyzing textual information and writing combined with discussion.

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Civil (war), habeas corpus, dysentery, measles, amputation, musket, soldier, Confederacy, states rights, emancipation (proclamation), commander, battle, freed men, rations, army, casualty, nullification, Union, copperhead, national supremacy, conscription, ironclad


Task #1 – Turn in Questions and timeline

Task #2 – Survey on course and teacher performance

Task #3 – Identifying the three causes of the civil war.

Task #4 – We will be breaking into groups today and each group will receive seven pieces of paper. Each with a primary cause for the Civil War on it. You will first identify any words you have problems with as well as list any questions you have after your first read through. We will then discuss the words and read through. Following this I want you to go to the front of the room and initial three of the seven corisponding boxes. This will be you way of voting for which three of the seven causes you feel are the most responsible for the Civil War.  To download the pages to your phone that  you will have in your group you can use the download links below.

Civil War Exhibit – Page 1

Civil War Exhibit – Page 2

Civil War Exhibit – Page 3

Civil War Exhibit – Page 4

Civil War Exhibit – Page 5

Civil War Exhibit – Page 6

Civil War Exhibit – Page 7

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