Next we move onto the causes of the Civil War. 99.9% of students think that slavery was the sole cause of the conflict and are shocked to find out that it was only one of many reasons. We take a couple of days to go through each of the causes and talk about what they really mean.
We finish up with a timeline of the Civil War. In Texas it is tough, because everything we learn is from the scope of how it affected Texas, but I think that it is important to have an overview of the war as a whole.
Another GREAT thing about this unit is the amazing read alouds that come with it. There are many, many fantastic books for this time of history, but my favorites are below.
Books to Support this Unit:
I hope that you and your students learn just as much with this unit as our class has!
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