Virginia Studies: Civil War Unit


Looking for engaging activities and lesson plans for teaching about Virginia during the Civil War? This Virginia Studies: Civil War Unit comes with detailed lesson plans, hands-on activities, worksheets, passages and questions, and much more! Save time planning and your students will love learning about Virginia Studies as they complete the hands-on activities.

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Virginia Studies: Civil War Unit

Virginia Studies: Civil War Unit is a hands-on unit that combines history and language arts skills. Everything you need to teach a unit about the role of Virginia in the Civil War can be found here!

For a closer look at the activities in this unit, see the product video and images at the top of the page!

What skills are covered in this Virginia Studies unit?

This Virginia Studies: Civil War Unit includes 6 detailed lesson plans. All lessons are hands-on and incorporate literacy skills. Students will investigate–

  • The major differences between the North and the South
  • Events that led to secession and the Civil War
  • Important Virginians who played a role during the Civil War
  • The reasons why West Virginia became a state
  • Major battles that took place in Virginia
  • The roles different Virginians played during the Civil War

What is included in this Virginia Studies unit?

This Civil War: Virginia Studies Unit comes with:

  • 13 Worksheets
  • 12 Timeline Cards
  • 6 Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions: All of the passages and questions can also be shared with students digitally and completed using Google Slides.
  • 6 Entry/Exit Tickets
  • 4 Sorts/Foldables
  • 2 Writing Activities
  • 1 Group Activity
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Final Test
  • 1 Timeline of Suggested Activities: Provides a timeline for using the activities included within this unit and provides links to websites featuring videos about concepts being taught.
  • Answer keys included throughout

Students will become fully immersed in learning about Virginia before and during the Civil War as they complete hands-on activities, watch video clips, and research past events!

Are digital activities included?

All of the passages and comprehension questions, most worksheets, the quiz, and the test within this Virginia Studies: Civil War Unit are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides. Video tutorials are also included to help you share interactive Google Slides with your students.

What standards are covered?

This unit is specifically aligned with Virginia Studies SOL VS.7. The unit has been updated to reflect the 2015 changes to the standard.

What are other buyers saying?

  • “I loved how well this resource is so well organized and easy to follow.” (Ashley S.)
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  • “Wonderful resource for both myself and my kiddos.” (Ricky B.)
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