Civil War Battle Depiction

Photographs Owned by the North Carolina Collection University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill

Second Grade Unit Plan

This is an American History unit for second graders that focuses on the life of Abraham Lincoln and the impact he had on the war. It also examines the Underground Railroad and the life of Harriet Tubman. Finally it looks at the reasons the war started, some of the important battles, and the life of a soldier, specifically some of the soldiers that lived in Cherokee County, NC. It provides a variety of activities that vary across the curriculum, and it uses the Core Knowledge Curriculum to enhance the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. It also provides a report project that exposes children to important research and technology skills.

By Elyse Watras

Murphy Elementary School-Cherokee County Schools

Adventures of the American Mind-Western Carolina University

VIEW THIS LESSON PLAN

Click Here for More Information on Using DigitalHeritage.org in the Classroom

Related Posts

  • Decoration DayDecoration Day Decoration Days are an important part of Appalachian ritual life. Usually held in the summer, these days are set aside by families and church congregations to clean and decorate their […]
  • Earl LanningEarl Lanning Earl Lanning of Waynesville, North Carolina is a master gunsmith who has contributed enormously to the revival of American flintlock rifle building.
  • Tyne Woody Cabin, Cataloochee, NCCross-Curriculum Scrapbook During this project, each fourth-grade student creates a scrapbook based on historic figures, places, and events in the history of Western North Carolina. [...]
  • Mountain Heritage CenterMountain Heritage Center The Mountain Heritage Center was created by Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, in 1975. Combining a museum with a research center, it preserves the history and […]
  • Judaculla RockJudaculla Rock Judaculla Rock, located along Caney Fork Creek in Jackson County, is North Carolina's largest example of a Native American petroglyph, or rock carving. . .