Q4W5 Online Learning: 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

Online Lesson Plans

Daily lesson plans posted on Canvas

Assigments for the week:

Complete the Nearpod about the set-up of the Civil War: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/kvXPFcDOLu + Discussion on Canvas

Read the article ‘Military Background of the Civil War’ on Newsela. + Quiz and discussion on Canvas

Complete the Nearpod on who fought in the Civil War: https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/VZnGOcnWMu + Canvas Discussion

Research Project Pt 1

Paper Based

Workbook pages 528-531

Newsela article ‘Military Background of the Civil War’

Why We Fight Source WS

Workbook Pg 532 – Essay on Strengths and Weaknesses – 

  • Have at least 3 strengths/weaknesses for each side (6 pts)
  • Discuss how each side had a strategy based on those strengths/weaknesses (4 pts)




Assignments Due

Research Project Part 1

Additional Resources