My oldest son is a huge civil war buff. He loves reading about it, watching movies, studying the battles and their weapons. Truthfully, he’s basically done his own history studies since he discovered his love for all things Civil War.
During our travels last year we visited a historic battlefield. My children learned more in those two and half hours than I could have ever taught them from books and papers. My oldest wanted to stop and read all the signs, while my younger three homeschoolers listened to the information as we listened on the radio. After we had reached the end of the line, we had a picnic lunch and they were able to complete their first Junior Ranger booklets.
However, I know not everyone is able to visit a National Battlefield. So we do the next best thing and create a unit study that will, hopefully, bring the civil war “to life” for them. This may be easier said than done, especially if you aren’t sure where to look.
That’s why I’ve searched and scoured the internet for you! I’ve done my best to find nice, high quality printables that will help you create a unit study to remember!
FREE Civil War Unit Study | Jennifer A Lambert
FREE Civil War Curriculum for all grades | American Battlefield Trust
The Unrivaled Guide to Civil War Activities | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus
FREE Civil War Battle Projects | What the Teacher Wants
FREE Civil War Lingo Printable | Heirloom Audio
FREE Civil War for Kids Mini Book | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Civil War Lapbook Templates | Homeschool Share
Civil War Printables | Thought.co
FREE People of the Civil War Flapbook | 123 Homeschool 4 Me
Don’t miss our FREE Civil War Mini Quiz Pack
Civil War Activities for All Ages | Visit Gettysburg
Critical Thinking Essay Questions
FREE American Civil War Facts & Timeline Organizer Printables | Book Units Teacher
Civil War Educational Materials | Student Handouts
Civil War Activities & Resources | Education.com
Civil War Printables for Kids | Woo Jr.
FREE Civil War Foldables for Interactive Notebooks | Not So Wimpy Teacher (TpT)
Printable American Civil War Worksheets | TeAchnology
Timeline Worksheet: Joshua Chamberlain | Write Bonnie Rose
Create Your Own Civil War Notebook | Susan Evans
Civil War Student Book | Jennifer Findley (TpT)
Civil War Mini-Interactive Notebook | Karla’s Kreations (TpT)
Civil War Gettysburg Stations | An Inch a Day in 3rd Grade (TpT)
Causes of the Civil War (6-12 grades) | Michele Luck’s Social Studies (TpT)
The Civil War Begins Powerpoint Presentation | USHistory Teachers (TpT)
FREEBIE! Civil War Battles Activities | Bring Lit On (TpT)
Civil War Review Jeopardy | Rockin Resources (TpT)
Civil War and Reconstruction Review Game | Love Learning (TpT)
Civil War Timeline Activity | It’s All History (TpT)
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Civil War Projects Galore! | Halls of History (TpT)
FREE Presidents of the Civil War Poster Set | Imagination Station (TpT)
Causes of the Civil War Activity FREEBIE | A Social Studies Life (TpT)
A Social History of the American Civil War: Camp Life | Natalie Leonard (TpT)
Reconstruction Civil War and Figurative Language | Coach Maz (TpT)
North and South…Differences leading up to the Civil War | Science Gal (TpT)
“I Have, Who Has…?” 5th Grade Civil War Causes | Teacher Behind the Bow (TpT)
Civil War Slang Words Activity | Matt Campbell’s Lesson Plans (TpT)
Causes of the American Civil War Printable Chart | History Teacher 2552 (TpT)
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.