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Course SummaryIf you're searching for a way to quickly and easily update your U.S. history and Civil War curriculum, look no further than this helpful teacher resources course. We've included lesson plans and other resources here that are sure to grab your students' attention.
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When you work through this course of Civil War lesson plans, you'll teach your students about important subjects including the important battles of the Civil War, life during the Civil War and key abolitionist figures and ideas. You can work on your curriculum at any time that works for you using this mobile-friendly resource accessible 24 hours a day. Because this course is written by professional instructors and meets Common Core, you can breathe easy that what you're teaching your students meets all educational requirements.
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- Lesson transcripts that can be easily repurposed into study guides or handouts
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- Classwork suggestions: Helps you create interesting classwork that gets your students interested in these important U.S. history subjects
- Vocabulary words: Highlights key dates, individuals and facts that are necessary for your students to understand in order to grasp the Civil War
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When you review this course, you'll find lesson plans on subjects such as:
- The Civil War
- The battles of the Civil War
- Famous people associated with the Civil War
- Life during the war
- Key abolitionists
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