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Introduction activity: Use an old map from just before the Civil War started (West Virginia didn't exist). Don't alert students to the differences. Cut apart states and have students assemble like a puzzle. Life is Better Messy Anyway:

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Civil War Activity: Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, etc

These cootie catchers/ fortune tellers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the different historical figures, documents, and battles during the American Civil War. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.

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Review the Underground Railroad with this easy FREEBIE printable game! Works great as an activity during your Civil War Unit

Review the Underground Railroad with this easy FREEBIE printable game! Works great as an activity during your Civil War Unit

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Civil War "I Have, Who Has" Activity **The cards cover key events, important people/leaders, and battles of the Civil War, the two most notorious prisoner of war camps, and the Reconstruction Amendments. Happy Teaching!

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Civil war and reconstruction jeopardy

I think this activity would be so much fun to do after the students have read some content about the civil war to make the information come to life in a competitive setting.

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Analyzing Civil War Letters: Common Core Primary Source Analysis Activity

What an engaging activity that your students will love! What could be better than learning through reading directly from the soldiers at war? This activity set includes a one page reading about the postal system during the Civil War and five fascinating primary source letter excerpts for students to analyze.

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Civil War Hands-on Activities for Kids

We have found many projects and activities to help our middle school kids to learn more about the American Civil War. We love books, music, art, and of course history hands-on activities. Project ideas for tweens/teens.

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