These resources go with this History For Humans Video covering important leaders and battles that led to the Union victory in the Civil War! This is part 2 of a two-part Civil War battles and leaders series and part of a larger bundle on the Civil War- so check out both if you enjoy this one! :)
As students watch the video they complete an interactive notesheet with fill-in-the-blanks, critical thinking questions, a warm-up, a thinking map, and a summary at the end to answer the exploration question. The video and notesheet covers the second half of the Civil War including the battles of Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Sherman's March, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. It also covers the food roits in Southern cities and Lincoln's assassination and closes with the overall significance and importance of the Civil War.
The video helps visual learners with on-screen text of the main ideas, powerful images, and it reviews the important concepts to ensure comprehension and still fun and engaging for students from 4-8 grade!
After the video and notes, students complete a close reading activity of the Gettysburg Address. Questions are scaffolded to help students be successful and build their confidence.
Please also check out part 1 of this battles series and the large bundle attached below!