CIVIL WAR SOUTH AMERICAN LESSON PLAN CAUSE PRIMARY TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION LEARNING U.S. HISTORY ELEMENTARY SOCIAL STUDIES INFORMATION STUDENTS EDUCATION CURRICULUM KIDS THEME UNIT RESOURCES ACTIVITY

 

 

 

 

A reading lesson on the South during the Civil War.
 

CIVIL WAR:
THE SOUTH HISTORY LESSON

 

A history reading comprehension lesson on the south during the Civil War. Topics include life in the south, north and south differences, slavery, the Confederacy, and secession. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet.

 

Suggested Grades:

4th Grade - 5th Grade - 6th Grade

 

 

Teaching Objectives:

By completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate their reading comprehension skills, including reading strategies, inference, literal meaning, and critical analysis. Use this passage to test your students' reading comprehension understanding of the Civil War.

 

 

 

 

 

CIVIL WAR SOUTH HISTORY LESSON

 

Directions:

Print the Civil War: The South reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

 

Students should read the story silently, then answer the questions about the story that follow.

 

Excerpt from passage

The Civil War was the deadliest war that has ever occurred on United States soil. During this war the people from the South, known as the Confederates, fought the people from the North, the Union Soldiers, for freedom to live the way they wanted to live.

The North and South were not always enemies. In fact, the areas did not even live that differently. In order to understand why the Civil War occurred you need to understand the differences between the North and the South.

Life in the South

Living in the South could mean a few things for a person. If a person was wealthy they would live on a large plantation and would probably own many slaves. The man of the house would oversee the slaves who would work for the family that owned the plantation.

If a person did not have a great deal of money in most cases they lived on small farms and did all the farming themselves. The less fortunate people had to do the work themselves because they could not afford slaves. Often these people had to work harder because without the help of the slaves they would not be able to make a fair amount of money. The biggest crops in the south were tobacco and cotton. (continued)

 

 

LESSON PRINTABLES

Civil War: The South History Lesson

Print this worksheet for this reading lesson.

 Includes reading comprehension passage, questions, and answers.

 

 

 

 

 

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