Major Battles of the American Civil War No Prep Lesson: PowerPoint, Reading Passage, Activities, Quiz This resource pack is a no prep complete lesson about the major battles of the US Civil War that includes 3-5 days of materials. Reading, History, Lesson, High School Social Studies, Comprehension Activities, Battle Of Gettysburg, Gettysburg Activities, Teaching Tools, Instructional Strategies
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Civil War Battles Lesson - Reading Passage - Battle of Gettysburg - Activity

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This Civil War Battles lesson includes a PowerPoint, slotted notes, reading passage, comprehension activities, & quiz. Some components are editable so you can tweak it to your students’ needs. Audios of the reading passage & quiz are included. This is perfect for students with read-aloud accommodations. Includes a print & digital version.
This no prep Civil War Battles lesson includes:
✅ 30 slide PowerPoint presentation about the major battles of the US Civil War that can be used to facilitate discussion or have students take notes (PowerPoint presentations include carefully curated videos & links that will enrich the lessons)
✅ slotted notes pages so students can focus on recording the important information from the PowerPoint presentation. Editable slotted notes included!
✅ informational reading passage about the major US Civil War battles that took place (There are TWO versions of the reading passage included. One is the "paper saver" version for when you have to limit your copies. The other is the "note-taking" version which has enough space for annotating and taking notes. This version also includes bolded headers for the different sections!)
✅ 4 reading comprehension activities: Includes key terms, dates & events, political cartoon, and a literacy connection. Three of the four activities have two levels: a basic recall and an application of knowledge.
✅ quiz
✅ answer keys for all components
✅ digital version of all components (Google & Easel)
✅ self-grading Google Forms version of quiz
✅ audio of reading passage & quiz (perfect for read-aloud accommodations)
⭐️ Includes these battles of the Civil War: Battle of Fort Sumter, First Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Antietam, Battle of Vicksburg, Battle of Gettysburg, Battle of Atlanta, and Sherman's March to the Sea.
Additional ways you can use this Civil War Battles no prep lesson:
⭐️Limited on copies or paper? Every component of this lesson is ready-to-go on Google & Easel, so you can easily assign to your students. The quiz is also available on Google Forms, and I include explicit directions on how to assign and tweak (if desired) for your students. The quiz is also self-grading!
⭐️Short on time? Simply give students the reading passage, and they can complete the reading comprehension activities independently. All information needed for the activities is contained in the reading passage! These can also be used for homework.
⭐️Perfect for sub plans! These lessons require ZERO prep for substitute plans. Students can easily check their own answers with the included answer keys.
What teachers are saying about this Battles of the Civil War activity:
❤️ “I used this resource for both my in person and remote students. They were engaged, had no difficulties completing the assignment and provided thoughtful responses when necessary! This resource was extremely beneficial and saved me valuable hours and the lessons are great!”
❤️ ”This PowerPoint is awesome, very eye-catching with just the right amount of information. The video clips were a great addition to the information. Thanks!”
❤️ “My students loved working with this product. It was easy to follow and kept the students engaged.”
❤️ “This really was a no prep unit! I was so impressed with the whole thing!! Thank you so much!”
❤️ “Love this Product! The variety of activities and slotted PowerPoint notes were perfect for differentiated instruction.”
❤️ “This is perfect for my 8th graders, thank you so much!!! I love the variety of activities you've included and my kids always do well with slotted notes so they'll appreciate that aspect of this resource.”
Looking for more Civil War lessons? My US Civil War Unit Bundle includes this Civil War Battles lesson plus these additional Civil War lessons AND a study guide, unit test, and modified test. Buy this US Civil War bundle and save 25%!
5 Civil War lessons:
⭐️ Causes of the Civil War lesson
⭐️ Major Battles of the Civil War lesson
⭐️ The North & South lesson
⭐️ Abraham Lincoln & the Emancipation Proclamation lesson
⭐️ Important People of the US Civil War lesson
Looking for something more comprehensive? Check out my US Civil War & Reconstruction Curriculum Unit. It includes these 5 Civil War lessons PLUS additional resources!
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