For the past few weeks the fifth graders have been learning about the Civil War. In this unit we investigated the causes of the Civil War and engaged in a virtual simulation of a slave escape. The students have enjoyed learning about our country’s history. In order to wrap up our Civil War unit, the students were able to choose a battle or important person that they were interested in researching.
The students that chose to research a battle focused on the causes and effects of their battle. They looked for specific facts including the outcome of the battle and how it affected the overall war. The remaining students chose to research a person who influenced the war. They found information on their individual’s early life and how their involvement impacted the war.