This Civil War activity is a GREAT way to INTRODUCE the Civil War. Students will complete a graphic organizer (GOOGLE DOC) on the strengths and weaknesses of each side. Students will choose which side matches the fact. Next, they will decide which side has the strength and weaknesses. Finally, they will explain how it helps or hurts that side. There is a final writing exercise that will ask students to write about which side they think had the advantage and why.
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