The video and notes, teach students through the power of story which makes history more meaningful and exciting for them! They learn the causes of the civil war and the events that led to secession and Civil War. The video covers how North and South differed over the issue of slavery, how Uncle Tom's Cabin moved many more northerners to oppose the institution, how westward expansion increased tensions, the Kansas-Nebraska Act and Bleeding Kansas. Finally, they learn how the election of Abraham Lincoln caused South Carolina and others to secede and how that led to the opening shots at Fort Sumter. ✅ The lessons cover state-standards while making sure the content is still interesting.
Causes of the Civil War Activity
After the video, notes, and quiz, students read a primary source on South Carolina's secession and answer scaffolded questions to develop reading & historical thinking skills. This activity dives deeper into ideas from the video while building their skills and historical understanding.
There are answer keys for everything! Click & deliver engagement! This is a history video curriculum like no other!