Period 3 – U.S. History Honors Lesson Plan (2-25-2015)

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 Objectives:

-Students will read and understand one person’s perspective about the effectiveness of Reconstruction in the South.
-Students will synthesize four opinions about Reconstruction to create a historically accurate textbook passage about life in the South after the Civil War.
-Students will understand the social upheaval of the South after the Civil War and the challenges faced by African Americans in the South

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)

Vocabulary:

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

Agenda:

Task #1 – Quiz on Amnesty & Reconstruction (3 questions)

Downloadable version -> Proclamation of Amnesty & Reconstruction Quiz

Task #2 –  Questions for After the War.

I want us to quickly discuss these questions from yesterday’s ticket out the door. I want seven volunteers. If I don’t seven volunteers per question we will go ahead and write our answers down which will slow us down. 😦

a. How do individuals recover from war?
b. How does a country recover from civil war?
c. If you were a slave, what would you expect at this point?  What would you hope for?
d. If you were a Confederate, what would you expect at this point?  What would you hope for?
e. If you were a Union supporter, what would you expect at this point?   What would you hope for?

Task #3 – Masking Tape Questions.

Masking tape questions  – One end will be “definitely not” and the other end a “definitely yes”. Again I would like to do a quick discussion so we can keep moving forward.

a. You are a former Confederate state, do you want to return to the Union? (students move) Ask: Why or why not?  How would you feel?
b. You are from the North, do you want the South to be punished for the war? (students move) Ask: Why or why not?
c. You are a white Southerner who was a staunch Confederate. Would you swear an oath of amnesty (loyalty) to the Union? (students move) Ask: Why or why not?
d. You are an African American veteran of the Civil War, do you want the South to be allowed back into the Union? (students move) Ask: Why or why not?

Task #4 – Life of a Soldier after the Civil War

Procedure:

  1. Students will read the Student Reading individually. Then discuss the idea of a pension. (Downloadable Version ->Student Reading for Project)
  2. Students will break up into small groups of 3-4. Then read and analyze Case Study #1 and #2. (Downloadable Version -> Case Study #1 Cast Study #2)
  3. Students will complete Reading Quiz A on Case Study #1 and #2.
  4. Students read and analyze Case Study #3 and #4. (Downloadable Version -> Case study #3 Cast Study #4)
  5. Students will complete Reading Quiz B on Case Study #3 and #4.
  6. Students will write a journal entry to identify the similarities and differences found in the four Case Studies. Then we will hold a class discussion to compare your findings.
  7. Downloadable Version of Reading Quizzes -> Case Study Reading Quizzes (Case Scenarios 1-4)

Extension: Issues Facing Today’s Veterans

  1. Students will briefly study such issues as effects of Agent Orange, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Gulf War Syndrome.
    b. How are the challenges today’s veterans deal with, not unlike veteran’s issues from the Civil War?

Homework:

Make sure you are working on your questions. You are gaining more evidence to work with each day. To download a copy of the questions use the link below.

Downloadable File -> Civil War Unit – Main Question & Focus Questions

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