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Using the State Curriculum: Social Studies, Grade 8

Political Science | Peoples of the Nation and World | Geography | Economics | History | Social Studies Skills and Processes

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Standard 5.0 History

Topic C. Conflict between Ideas and Institutions

Indicator 5. Analyze factors affecting the outcome of the Civil War

Objective d. Identify the goals, resources and strategies of the North and the South

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1860 Census by state. Helpful in comparing the population resources of the North and South.
Lesson plan analyzing Union strategy during the Civil War.
President Lincoln’s letter to Horace Greeley, in which he states that his primary goal is saving the Union.
President Jefferson Davis’ speech on April 29, 1861 to the new Confederate Congress announcing the formation of the Confederate government.
Comprehensive collection of primary sources related to the Civil War.
Article that analyzes the relative strengths and weaknesses of Union and Confederate resources.
Quick, simple lesson that illustrates the advantage its greater population gave the North in the Civil War.
Finding Dulcinea’s online guide to the Civil War. Contains links to varied resources.
Resources for Objective 5.C.5.d:
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