Q4W5: April 26-30

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
  • I can research a topic on the Civil War
Classroom Activities


Read 458-463 in the textbook and use those pages to create a Venn Diagram comparing the two sides.

NvS Venn Diagram

Use the Sources to identify reasons why people enlisted in both armies.

Why We Fight Sources Why We Fight WS

Day 2:



  • Enlist- to sign up for the military
  • Casualties – people wounded, killed, captured or missing

Early Civil War Notes

Exit Ticket

Day 3:

Work on Civil War Project

Due: Civil War Project Source Investigation Report

Assignments Due

Civil War Project Investigation Report

Additional Resources