Do wars have to be fought? What role did Abraham Lincoln play in the war? The Civil War was a pivotal event in American history and has fascinated and captured people's imagination ever since. Introduce students to the events and ideas that contributed to this war, as well as how war affects a society geographically, economically, politically, and socially!
This planning guide provides:
• A Big Idea—Curricular focus for study of a concept
• Enduring Understandings—Key learning goals built around the big idea
• Vocabulary List—Subject area words that students may encounter and use in their explorations
• Essential Questions—A menu of starting points that lead students to explore and think deeply about the topic
Design concrete exploratory activities for each question!