Cause and Effect Civil War

deck thumbnail

by Kidcentric Teaching and Learning

Price: 300 points or $3 USD

Subjects: socialstudies

Grades: 6,7,8,9,10

Description: Use this fun activity in a variety of ways to help students begin to analyze political, geographic, social, and economic causes of events and the effects those events have on the diverse populations in U.S. History. Historians are like detectives; they try to understand what happened in the past, and why it happened. The concepts of cause and consequence address who or what influenced events to occur and what the repercussions of those events were. Each slide focuses on a significant event in U.S. history and presents a statement. Students determine if the statement was a cause or and effect of the event. By clicking on the magnifying glass in the hand of our “History Detective” and moving it over the answer block, the answer is revealed. This activity is versatile and can be used in the following ways: • Individual students can use the activity as a self-assessment to review their understanding of the causes and effects of major events in U.S. History. • Early-Finishers can review cause and effect statements. • Cause-Effect History Mystery slides can be displayed for a teacher-led activity. This option allows the teacher to go beyond recall and use class discussion to go into depth using question stems provided in the teacher materials supplied. • Partners can play a “game” and award a point for each correct answer the team member provides. • Students can be provided an answer sheet and the teacher shows each slide as the student indicates if the statement is a cause