The Civil War

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The Civil War

American History:The Civil War

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Colorado Content Standards:Content Area: Social Studies Subject: History1) The historical method of inquiry to ask questions, evaluate primary and secondary sources, critically analyze and interpret data, and develop interpretations defended by evidence from a variety of primary and secondary sources.2) Analyze key historical periods and patterns of change over time within and across nations and cultures3) The significance of ideas as powerful forces throughout historyISTE-NETs: 2) Communication and Collaborationd) Contribute to project teams to produce original works or to solve problems 3) Research and Information Fluencyd) Process data and report results

The American Civil War is one of the most important events in our nation's history. Not only was there a significant amount of lives lost during the war, but America was forever changed by it. Women took on new roles and would continue to expand upon them even after the war was over. African Americans became citizens after the war and states that had seceded from the Union struggled to return to the Union. Former slaves had to adjust to their newfound freedom and found it difficult to live like their white counterparts. The American Civil War is more than just a series of battles fought. It was a turning point for our nation that shaped future policies, laws and events. That is why we will be learning about the American Civil War for the next two weeks.


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