Ch 15: Civil War Lessons for Elementary School

About This Chapter

Use this chapter as a resource to help your elementary school students learn more about the American Civil War. Whether you incorporate them into your classroom instruction or use it for test preparation, these lessons can be a powerful study tool.

Civil War Lessons for Elementary School

This chapter introduces your students to the events leading up to the Civil War, battles and turning points, slavery in the United States and more. It can serve as a supplemental aid in the classroom, a form of test preparation or help with homework, or general review. The lessons are short yet interesting and informative, and the quizzes and chapter tests provide a convenient means to measure your students' mastery of this material.

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help with social studies 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 the events that led to the Civil War
  • Students with 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 Civil War battles
  • 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 the Civil War topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson with your student.
  • Refer to the video transcripts 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 Civil War Lessons for Elementary School chapter exam.

11 Lessons in Chapter 15: Civil War Lessons for Elementary School
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Slavery in America Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

1. Slavery in America Lesson for Kids: History & Facts

Slavery is a controversial practice that people have used to make extra money all throughout history. In North America, slavery was legal for over 200 years. In this lesson, you will learn more about slavery in North America.

Fugitive Slave Act Lesson for Kids

2. Fugitive Slave Act Lesson for Kids

Beginning in the late 1700s, Southern states tried to capture escaped slaves and punish people who helped slaves escape to free Northern states. Fugitive Slave Acts were passed to make this practice legal. Learn about the Fugitive Slave Acts.

The Civil War Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

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.

Gettysburg Address Lesson for Kids Facts & Summary

4. Gettysburg Address Lesson for Kids Facts & Summary

What is perhaps the most famous speech in US history? Hint: it was delivered both at a battlefield and a cemetery. Read on to find out more about the Gettysburg Address and how it helped to change the United States forever.

Civil War Battles Lesson for Kids

5. Civil War Battles Lesson for Kids

The American Civil War killed more American soldiers than any other war ever fought by the United States. From its beginning on April 15, 1861 to its end in April 1865, nearly one million American lives were lost. This lesson covers some of the most important battles of the war.

Civil War Timeline Lesson for Kids

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.

Battle of Gettysburg Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

7. Battle of Gettysburg Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

Can you imagine a single battle so severe that more than 50,000 men would be killed, wounded, or lost in just that one battle? That's what happened at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863. Read on to find out why this battle was so important.

Underground Railroad Facts: Lesson for Kids

8. Underground Railroad Facts: Lesson for Kids

In this American history lesson, we'll learn how slaves in the 1700s and 1800s found their way to freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. Read on to learn some interesting facts about the Underground Railroad.

Fort Sumter Lesson for Kids: Battle & Facts

9. Fort Sumter Lesson for Kids: Battle & Facts

One of the most famous battles of the Civil War ended with no dead soldiers on either side. Do you know which one? Read on to find out more about the events at Fort Sumter during the Civil War.

Nullification Crisis of 1832 Lesson for Kids: Definition & Summary

10. Nullification Crisis of 1832 Lesson for Kids: Definition & Summary

The Nullification Crisis of 1832 was a showdown between the U.S. government and South Carolina over certain taxes. Come learn about this crisis, South Carolina's secret supporter and how it ended.

Battle of Vicksburg Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

11. Battle of Vicksburg Lesson for Kids: Summary & Facts

The Battle of Vicksburg was a significant battle in the Civil War of the United States. In this lesson, learn how and why this battle occurred, who the important military leaders were, and which side was victorious in this Civil War battle.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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