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Civil War Lesson Plans: Middle School

Lesson Plans

Our Middle School Lesson Plans are created by educators for classroom use in grades seven through nine. All lessons are standards-based and fall under our Civil War Goals (PDF) »

Middle School Lesson Plans

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 »

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 »

Battle of Fredericksburg Lesson Plan »

Gettysburg Address Lesson Plan »

Joshua Chamberlain 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  »

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