Week of: 5/7/18

TeacherKristen Smith
Subject AreaAdvanced U.S. History/Career Planning
Grade Level8th Grade
Week #5/7/18-5/11/18
Unit of InstructionCivil War
Standard(s) Taught

SS.8.A.5.6- Compare significant Civil War battles and events and their effects on civilian populations.

SS.8.A.5.5- Compare Union and Confederate strengths and weaknesses.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Discuss the advantage for the Confederacy of defending home soil and better military leadership.
    • Explain how the industrial strength gave the Union an initial advantage.
    • Examples: technology, resources, alliances, geography, and military leaders—Lincoln, Davis, Grant, Lee, Jackson, and Sherman
  • Discuss the battle of Fort Sumter and the final battle. 
Classroom Activities

Students will begin presenting their projects on Wednesday 

Students will take notes, analyze diagrams, read their textbooks.

Students will also cover a power point on the Civil War that will include important facts from both the Union and Confederacy, comparing the two. 

Assignments Due

Presentations on the Civil War 

Additional Resources

ALL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.

When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to check the absent files in class and copy notes from a peer.  Students will have the number of days absent to complete missing work.  If you need any assignments emailed, please contact me at smithk@ivyhawnschool.org. 

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