Lesson Plans & Teacher Guides

Lesson Plans:

  • Divided Maryland
    (zip folder | 9.5 mb)
    - Grade Level : 4; estimated 60 min.

    Hands on activities designed to help students demonstrate their knowledge of Maryland’s divided positions on the issues that led to Civil War.
    (Recommended for elementary students.)

  • Slavery as the Cause of the Civil War
    (zip folder | 9.6 mb)
    - Grade Level : 8; estimated 4 x 60
    minute classes.

    Students will assume a variety of roles to discover the complexity of the issue of slavery as the cause of the Civil War; not as an instrument to free African-Americans from the bonds of slavery, but instead, the political, economic, and cultural differences related to the issue of slavery that led to Civil War. Lesson plans, powerpoint presentation, and research notes are included.
    (Recommended for middle school students.)

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