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The Civil War Part I/Crash Course US History #20

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Title:

The Civil War Part I/Crash Course US History #20

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https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/d67abdb2-68bf-4bc4-a45d-96ef11d3e5c8/the-civil-war-part-1-crash-course-us-history-20/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, John Green teaches about the Civil War. In part one of our two-part look at the US Civil War, John looks into the causes of the war and the motivations of the individuals who went to war. John also looks into why the North won and whether that outcome was inevitable. The North's industrial and population advantages are examined, as are the problems of the Confederacy, including its need to build a nation at the same time it was fighting a war. As usual, John doesn't get much into the actual battle by the battle breakdown. He does talk a little about the overarching strategy that won the war and Grant's plan to just overwhelm the South with numbers. Grant took a lot of losses in the latter days of the war, but, in the end, it did lead to the surrender of the South.

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Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 10
United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
14 ) Describe how the Civil War influenced the United States, including the Anaconda Plan and the major battles of Bull Run, Antietam, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg and Sherman's March to the Sea. [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.i., A.1.k.]

•  Identifying key Northern and Southern Civil War personalities, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and William Tecumseh Sherman
Example: President Abraham Lincoln's philosophy of union, executive orders, and leadership

•  Analyzing the impact of the division of the nation during the Civil War regarding resources, population distribution, and transportation
•  Explaining reasons border states remained in the Union during the Civil War
•  Describing nonmilitary events and life during the Civil War, including the Homestead Act, the Morrill Act, Northern draft riots, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address
•  Describing the role of women in American society during the Civil War, including efforts made by Elizabeth Blackwell and Clara Barton
•  Tracing Alabama's involvement in the Civil War (Alabama)
Unpacked Content
Strand: Economics, Geography, History, Civics and Government
Course Title: United States History I: Beginnings to the Industrial Revolution
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Analyze the social, political, economic, and military impacts of the Civil War on the United States.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • division
  • distribution
  • trace
  • impact
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Major military and political events of the Civil War, including the Anaconda Plan and the major battles of Bull Run, Antietam, Vicksburg, and Gettysburg and Sherman's March to the Sea.
  • Key Northern and Southern Civil War personalities, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, and William Tecumseh Sherman.
  • Divisions of resources, population distribution, and transportation in the nation during the Civil War.
  • Reasons border states remained in the Union during the Civil War.
  • Major nonmilitary social and political events during the Civil War, including the Homestead Act, the Morrill Act, Northern draft riots, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address.
  • The role of women in American society during the Civil War, including efforts made by Elizabeth Blackwell and Clara Barton. Major aspects of Alabama's involvement in the Civil War.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Describe major military and political events of the Civil War.
  • Trace important Civil War battles in a map.
  • Identify key Northern and Southern Civil War personalities, and analyze the role and influence of each.
  • Analyze the division of resources, population distribution and transportation in the United States during the Civil War.
  • Analyze primary source documents pertinent to Civil-War era issues.
  • Explain the reason border states remained in the Union during the Civil War.
  • Describe major non-military social and political events during the Civil War.
  • Describe the role of women in American society during the Civil War.
  • Trace Alabama's involvement in the Civil War.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The was a significant impact of the Civil War, its significant battles and influential leaders, nonmilitary events of the time period, abolition, reform efforts by women, and Alabama's involvement in the war.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.10.14- Define civil war; describe the Civil War as a conflict between Southern and Northern states; identify major events, battles, and people that influenced the United States during the Civil War; locate the Union States from the Confederate States on a map; describe Alabama's role in the Civil War.


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Author: Ginger Boyd