7th Grade: US History: The First Americans to the Civil War

Click this The Civil War Power Pointlink for your notes. Follow the outline below and copy anything down in Red.  The worksheets are printed out in the classroom.  I will record the slides as soon as things settle down here.
See you all soon! - Mr. D

Here is your Civil War Review Sheet. There should be printed out copies in the classroom. 

Current Unit:

The Civil War

Essential Questions:

  • Compare the strengths and weaknesses of the Union and the Confederacy at the outbreak of the Civil War to predict the outcome of the war
  • Compare and Contrast the experiences of white and black soldiers
  • Examine critical battles and events of the war and connect them to the Union’s Anaconda Plan
  • Explain how key events of the Civil War affected soldiers and civilians





North vs. South

  • The Rest of the South Secedes
  • The Border States
  • North vs. South
  • The Anaconda Plan





464 2-5


War! 1861-1862

  • Bull Run
  • New technology
  • Monitor vs. Merrimack
  • The Battle of Shiloh





472 2-5


Disaster in the East

  • George McClellan and the Peninsular Campaign
  • The Battle of Antietam




472 2-5



  • Slavery and the War
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • African Americans in the North
  • The 54th Massachusetts


473 – 477


477 2-5


The Homefront

  • A Soldier’s Life
  • Women and the War
  • The Economic War
  • The Copperheads
  • The Draft Riots


478 – 483


483 2-5


The Turning Points

  • Disaster at Fredericksburg
  • The Battle of Gettysburg
  • The Battle of Vicksburg



The Election of 1864 and the Road to Appomattox

  • Grant and Sherman
  • Sherman’s March to the Sea
  • The Election of 1864
  • Appomattox




491 2-5




Review sheets due (will not be collected or graded)


Civil War Test


We’re Done!!!!!!!

Important Links

Crash Course U.S. History


1st Trimester
The First Americans
The Age of Exploration 
Settling the British Colonies
The American Colonies

2nd Trimester
The Road to Revolution 
The American Revolution
The Articles of Confederation/The Constitution 
The Federalist Era

3rd Trimester
The Jeffersonian Era
The Era of Good Feelings
The Jacksonian Era
Antebellum America
Worlds of the North and South (take home)
Slavery and Abolition 
Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War 
1850s: The Union Shatters 
The Civil War

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