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Friday, August 28, 2015

Fabulous Freebies - The Civil War

Here are some FABULOUS FREEBIES from TeachersPayTeacher to make your life a little easier!

This product is a cute book for students to take notes about the Civil War. It includes some visuals but no content. Thus, the teacher can determine what information to present to the students. In my opinion, this product would be most appropriate for 3rd and 4th grade students based on the images and layout.

Hidden within this wonderful freebie is a reading comprehension passage about the causes of the Civil War. The passage includes free response questions with an answer key…as well as three other passages on various topics. Another awesome feature of this product is the weekly reading questions for a close read. Students can use these questions to work with the same passage throughout the week. This brilliant idea assists students in retaining the content information.

I'm not a huge fan of word searches, but I hate leaving the back of a worksheet blank. So, sometimes I add them to an assignment for the students who simply enjoy doing them.

This is a very thorough, 37-slide PowerPoint presentation about the Civil War. It can be modified and adjusted to meet the needs of your specific class.

I'm not sure if I would use this product, but I included it simply because I LOVE THIS BOOK! Every year, I read Soldier's Heart, by Gary Paulsen, to my students while we are studying the Civil War. I read it at the start of each class as a read aloud. The students don't even have a copy in front of them, but they are so engaged. They love it and beg me to read more each day. I cannot recommend incorporating this book into your Civil War unit enough. It's amazing!

This product includes a quick check review sheet for basic information about the Civil War that would make a good review for a quiz. In addition, it includes two writing activities; one historical figure research and one to predict the impact of the Civil War. The clipart is really cute, too!

This is a cute perspective writing piece about John Brown's raid that includes a rubric.

This is my product…I had to throw one in here! We used this to kick off our Civil War unit by introducing vocabulary terms that the students will need to know in order to compare the North and South before the start of the Civil War.

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