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5th Grade Social Studies: The Civil War - Chapter Summary
Students can gain greater insight into the Civil War by reviewing the short lessons in this self-paced chapter. Lessons are accessible via any computer or mobile device and can be viewed at school, home or on-the-go. Boost students' knowledge of topics that include the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation and Union Army. Use mini quizzes and a chapter exam to test their understanding.
- Facts about the Emancipation Proclamation
- Civil War and reasons it was fought
- Union states and the South during the Civil War
- Timeline of the Civil War
- Summaries of the Gettysburg Address
- The Union Army and its generals
- Confederate soldiers
- African Americans in the Civil War
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with the Civil War will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about the Civil War.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding Union states, Confederate soldiers and why the Civil War was fought
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the Civil War
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social studies (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the Civil War
- Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover Civil War topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the Civil War.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands the Civil War by completing the 5th Grade Social Studies: The Civil War chapter exam.
1. Emancipation Proclamation Lesson for Kids
The Emancipation Proclamation is one of the most important orders ever given by an American president. Find out what it is and why it made such a difference in the history of the United States.
2. Why Was the Civil War Fought? - Lesson for Kids
If you haven't learned about the Civil War in school already, you definitely will in the future. It is as important to understand why it happened. Come and learn about the causes in this lesson.
3. The Civil War Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts
In this lesson, we will learn about the arguments between Americans that caused the American Civil War as well as some of the reasons for its outcome. The lesson will also discuss the Emancipation Proclamation.
4. Union States during the Civil War Lesson for Kids
During the American Civil War, the country was divided into the Union and the Confederacy. Each side had their own unique beliefs and characteristics. In this lesson, you will learn about the Union states.
5. Facts About The South During the Civil War: Lesson for Kids
This lesson is about the South during the American Civil War. We'll take a close look at important facts about the South, and see how a strong determination to keep the nation together as one led to a horrific war.
6. Civil War Timeline Lesson for Kids
The Civil War was a war between the Northern and Southern states of America, beginning in 1861 when rebelling confederate forces opened fire on a US military base, until 1865 when Confederate forces surrendered to American General Ulysses S. Grant.
7. Gettysburg Address Lesson for Kids Facts & Summary
What is perhaps the most famous speech in U.S. history? Hint: it was delivered both at a battlefield and a cemetery. Find out more about the Gettysburg Address and how it helped to change the United States forever.
8. Union Army Lesson for Kids: Generals & Facts
This lesson is about the Union Army and the generals that commanded it during the Civil War. We'll take a journey back in time to learn about the Union Army and the generals that led it through four years of war.
9. Confederate Soldier Facts: Lesson for Kids
The sound of cannon fire fills the air, and the scent of gunpowder hangs in the breeze. The life of a Confederate soldier during the Civil War was filled with experiences like this, and many more. In this lesson, you will learn all about the lives of Confederate soldiers.
10. African Americans in the Civil War: Lesson for Kids
The Civil War was one of the most significant events in American history. In this lesson, learn about roles African Americans played in this war, including serving as soldiers, nurses, and even spies.
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Other chapters within the 5th Grade Social Studies course
- 5th Grade Social Studies: World Geography
- 5th Grade Social Studies: European Exploration
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Exploration of the Western US
- 5th Grade Social Studies: War of 1812 & the Mexican-American War
- 5th Grade Social Studies: The Pre-Civil War Era
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Key Figures of the Civil War
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Civil War Battles
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Post-Civil War Reconstruction
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Westward Expansion After the Civil War
- 5th Grade Social Studies: U.S. Geography
- 5th Grade Social Studies: Major Rivers in the U.S.