Q4, Wk6

TeacherAndrew Wilson
Subject AreaUS History
Grade Level8
Week #34
Unit of InstructionCivil War
Standard(s) Taught

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

SS.8.A.5.4 Identify the division (Confederate and Union States, Border states,
western territories) of the United States at the outbreak of the Civil War.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria


  • I can describe why men of both sides enlisted
  • I can analyze the advantages and strategies of both sides
Classroom Activities

Day 1:



Notes on the Advantages and Strategies of the Civil War

Why We Fight – Primary and Secondary Sources

Day 2: 

Research Projects

Day 3: 
Research Projects 

1 page Source Investigation Report due

Assignments Due

Why We Fight WS

1 page Source Investigation Report 

(Next week) Project Peer Review

Additional Resources