Period 3 – U.S. History Honors Lesson Plan (2-27-2015)

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 be analyzing their work from yesteray so see how objective they were at writing a textbook passage on life after the Civil War using primary documents.

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 – Lets read over the viewpoints together again just to make sure we are all on the same page and for those who were absent yesterday.

Downloadable File ->Views of Teachers at African American Schools in 1864

Downloadable File -> Views of a Former Slave from Tennessee in 1865

Downloadable File -> Views of a Former Confederate Supporter

Downloadable File -> View of Southerners Against

Task #2 – Now lets read through the work the groups turned in yesterday. Each group will get a copy of each groups response. On a seperate sheet of lined paper to be turned in by the end of today I want you to answer each of the following questions:

  • How long was the passage?
  • Did they Cite……..
    1. Former Slave Samuel Childress?
    2. Teachers in African American Schools?
    3. Former Confederate Supporter?
    4. Southerners against the Civil Rights bill in 1875?
  • Did they give equal attention to both the northern and southern points of view?
  • How biased do you think the passage was percentage wise? Ex: you could say 80% northern information 20% southern information
  • How many grammatical or spelling errors did you see? What were the most common?

Task #3 – Lets come back together as a class and discuss what we found after reading.

Downloadable File -> Group Response Class Analysis (2-27-2015)

Task #4 – Lets use the last 15 minutes of class to hand back papers. Today you will recieve back the following assignments:

General Order 143

Gettysburg Address Questions

Gettysburg Address

Shifting Tides Timeline and Map

54th Massachusetts questions

Emancipation Proclamation Analysis

Battle of Antietam summary

Public Reacts – Quotes from the peoples reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation

Civil War Timeline  Activity


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