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Lesson Title The Civil War
Grade Level 8th
Estimated Time Required
(Provide the estimated instructional time necessary for the lesson plan. First give the number of days required and then the time required each day in half-hour segments.) Number of Days: 1 Number of Half-Hour Segments per Day:
Name: Charlie Hiatt School: Ferndale Middle
Brief Description of the Lesson
Students will learn about the battles of the Civil War by playing life size chess.
Lesson Plan Objectives
Content Objectives: 1. Students will learn the progression of the events of the civil war Skill Objectives: 1. Problem solving 2. Oral Presentations 3. Sequencing
and internet sites needed to teach the lesson.html. and their impact on North Carolina and the nation. and character of the Civil War and Reconstruction. . images. etc. Objectives 4.) Supplies (paper.com/en/chess/ .) http://www. notecards.North Carolina Social Studies Curriculum Alignment Access the Table of Contents for the North Carolina Social Studies Curriculum at http://www.org/curriculum/socialstudies/2003-04/toc.ncpublicschools.civilwar. course. audio-visual components. Cut and Paste the appropriate Competency Goal(s) and Objective(s).) COMPETENCY GOAL 4: The learner will examine the causes. Print and Non-print Materials Print Materials (textbook segments or readings) Print out containing the major battles of the Civil War Non-print Materials (videos. and compare reactions in North Carolina to reactions in other regions of the nation.01 Identify and analyze the significance of the causes of secession from the Union.02 Describe the political and military developments of the Civil War and analyze their effect on the outcome of the war. etc. Click on the appropriate grade level.msn. 4.com/ http://zone.) Sidewalk chalk Notecards Technology Needs (Include computer hardware and software. scissors.
On a large cemented area draw out a chess board.civilwar.Write out the names of each chess piece on an index card. Some students will have a piece card.Give the index cards to the appropriate side and to the appropriate people. To accomplish this you must count the major battles that you want to include in the game. Activities (Provide a step-by-step sequence of instructions for the teacher to teach the lesson. and a move card with the square name and the description of the battle.civilwarphotos. Where should the lesson fit in the sequence of the class? What should a student know before beginning the lesson?) Students should have knowledge of how to play chess. Step2. (in this case there will be eleven). Related Internet Resources (Provide web addresses related to the lesson plan that a teacher might use as background or supplementary material for the lesson.) http://www. Step3.Write out the important battles and what happened during them on an index card.com/ http://zone.htm .) Step1. you map out a chess game that will end in eleven moves with the appropriate team winning.com/en/chess/ http://www.Pre-Lesson Expectations (Provide a brief statement of the context for the lesson. The assessment must include a rubric that tells a teacher how to grade the proposed assessment tool. It is very important to be as specific as possible. A teacher should be able to follow the sequence and know not only what they should be doing in each step but also what the expectations are for the students in the appropriate steps. Step4. Supplemental Information for Teachers You may want to have a few games of practice chess before using this activity. such as bishop.) Students could be given a worksheet asking them to match the description of the event to the actual name of the event. The idea is that each move represents a battle.net/files/lincoln_assassination. Assessment (Provide an assessment plan to allow the teacher to evaluate a student’s progress toward meeting the objective(s) of the lesson. Students should have a background of the Civil War.msn. Next.
or other materials created for the lesson. presentations.) See Civil War folder for a list of battles See Civil War folder for a timeline of the Civil War Slid show of the advantages of each side For photos click on link .Attachments (List the filenames for charts.