Introduction activity: Use an old map from just before the Civil War started (West Virginia didn't exist). Don't alert students to the differences. Cut apart states and have students assemble like a puzzle. Life is Better Messy Anyway:
Civil War Activity: Civil War Battles and Heroes/ Civil War Unit Quiz Game
These cootie catchers/ fortune tellers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the different historical figures, documents, and battles during the American Civil War. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.
Civil War - Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton & More! -100 pages
Students will learn all about the The American Civil War Resource loaded with informational articles, organizers, and interactive activities about the causes, events, important people, and results of the war.
I am not a teacher, but it is good to see that some teachers still use paper and creativity, not just computers and printouts! ohmohamed [licensed for non-commercial use only] / 5th Grade Interactive Notebook