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English Civil War Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

Upon completion of this lesson, your students will be able to describe the English Civil War and major events of the era. They will synthesize this information using a creative writing activity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define the English Civil War
  • Describe reasons for the English Civil War and major events of this period
  • Utilize creative writing to engage with historic subjects

Length

90-120 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.1

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.3

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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