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Civil War Lesson Plans: Elementary

Lesson Plans

Our elementary lesson plans are created by educators for classroom use in grades three through six. All lessons are standards-based and fall under our Civil War Goals »

Elementary Lesson Plans

Disunion

Students will be able to identify the causes of the American Civil War.

KepiCurriculum Lesson Plan: Disunion »

The Country Goes to War

Students will be able to describe the state of the nation and sequence the first events of the Civil War.

KepiCurriculum Lesson Plan: The Country Goes to War »

A Civil War Overview Lesson Plan »

Antietam and Emancipation

Students will be able to state the meaning and impact of the Emancipation Proclamation.

KepiCurriculum Lesson Plan: Antietam and Emancipation »

Civil War Play Lesson Plan - Best Lesson Plan 2010 »

Map the Civil War Lesson Plan »

Life at War

Students will be able to describe the day-to-day life of a Civil War soldier.

KepiCurriculum Lesson Plan: Life at War »

Civil War Animal Mascots »

Civil War Slang Lesson Plan »

The Common Civil War Soldier Lesson Plan »

Shifting Tides

Students will be able to discuss the effects of the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg, paying particular attention to the Gettysburg Address.

KepiCurriculum Lesson Plan: Shifting Tides »

Joshua Chamberlain Lesson Plan »

Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan »

Bringing the War to an End

Students will be able to list and discuss the sequence of events leading to the end of the Civil War, paying special attention to the election of 1864.

KepiCurriculum Lesson Plan: Bringing the War to an End »

Civil War Personalities Lesson Plan »

Effects of the War

Students will be able to discuss the effects of the Civil War.

KepiCurriculum Lesson Plan: Effects of the War »

Preserving the Memory

Students will be able to illustrate ways in which they can preserve the memory of the war.

KepiCurriculum Lesson Plan: Preserving the Memory »

Creating a Historic Site Lesson Plan »

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