Social Studies and the World

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The War Between the States

I.  Slavery:  Covers the beginnings of slavery, plantation life, Nat Turner, the Underground Railroad, and northern/southern demographics.

 

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Slavery

Slavery Expansion- Interactive Site

Drayton Hall Plantation- Online Field Trip

Slavery Review- Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Louisiana Purchase-  Blank Outline Map

Drayton Hall Online Field Trip Worksheet

 

Louisiana Purchase-  Interactive Map

United Streaming Video-  American History: Abolishing Slavery in America (14 segments- 55:16)

 

II. 1820-1850:  Begins with the Missouri Compromise and extends through the Mexican War, Compromise of 1850, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

 

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1820-1852

Missouri Compromise- Interactive Site

Underground Railroad- Online Field Trip

 

Missouri Compromise- Blank Outline Map

United Streaming Video- America Under James Polk, Zachary Taylor, and Millard Fillmore, 1845-1852: The Mexican War, The Oregon Treaty of 1846, and the Compromise of 1850 (7 segments- 15:00)

 

Mexican War- Interactive Site

United Streaming Video-   America Under James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, 1817-1828: The Monroe Doctrine and the Missouri Compromise (8 Segments- 15:00)

 

Mexican Session- Interactive Site

 

 

 

III. 1850-1860:  Covers bleeding Kansas, the Dred Scott decision, the vast change in the political landscape (including the birth of the Republican Party), and John Brown’s raid of Harper’s Ferry. 

 

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IV.  1860- April 1861:  Election of 1860, Secession, and Ft. Sumter.

 

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1860 – April 1861

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

V.  Military Tactics & Strategy: 

 

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Military Tactics & Strategy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VI.  July 1861- March 1862:  Covers 1st Manassas, Forts Henry & Donelson, Shiloh, Peninsula Campaign, Shenandoah Valley, Seven Days, New Orleans, and Hampton Roads.

 

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July 1861- Mar 1862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII.  August 1862- May 1863:  Covers 2nd Manassas, Antietam, the Emancipation Proclamation, Fredericksburg, Stones River, and Chancellorsville. 

 

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Aug 1862- May 1863

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIII.  July 1863-1864:  Covers Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.

 

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July 1863-1864

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IX.  1864-1865:  Covers The Hunley, Virginia Campaign, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Atlanta, Sherman’s march to the sea, Petersburg, Battle of the Crater, Five Forks, Fall of Richmond, Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

 

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