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


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