The Civil War - A Nation Divided

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This webquest is designed to be used in conjunction with classroom instruction to fill any gaps that students might have. The amounts of time that I intend to spend on each task are listed beside the task, however keep in mind that there will also be powerpoints and other resources used in class. In all, I expect the unit to be completed in 2-3 weeks. All times may be adjusted as necessary, and I may make adjustments with my students as I progress through this unit.


This webquest addresses the following Georgia Performance Standards.

SS5H1 The student will explain the causes, major events, and consequences of the Civil War.
a. Identify Uncle Tom’s Cabin and John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry and explain how each of these events was related to the Civil War.
b. Discuss how the issues of states’ rights and slavery increased tensions between the North and South.
c. Identify major battles and campaigns: Fort Sumter, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Appomattox Court House.
d. Describe the roles of Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.
e. Describe the effects of war on the North and South.

SS5G1 The student will locate important places in the United States.
b. Locate important man-made places; include the Chisholm Trail; Pittsburgh, PA;
Gettysburg, PA; Kitty Hawk, NC; Pearl Harbor, HI; and Montgomery, AL.

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