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  • Course Code
    SS.SS011
    Content Area
    Social Studies
    Description
    The Civil War course is designed to provide students an in-depth study of the history leading to the Civil War, the events of the Civil War, and Reconstruction during the period of 1820-1877. Through historical investigation and inquiry, students will analyze the issues and events that faced the nation and led to the conflict. Students will also understand and critique a wide range of military strategies, battles, and leaders from this period in our nation’s history. The course will also address the consequences of the war, the conditions that arose during Reconstruction, and the effects upon the people of the nation.
    Note: The course is designed for students who have an interest in the Civil War but does NOT fulfill or replace the United States History requirement.

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Unit Description
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SSCWR1Constitutional Issues, Slavery and the Antebellum South
This unit will discuss the economic, political, and social differences between North and South, the Constitutional conflicts that arise, and the practice of slavery during the Antebellum period prior to the outbreak of war.
SSCWR2The Failure of the Politicians
This unit focuses on the events that led to sectional conflict that emerges between the two sides, and the failure of a long-term compromise to solve these issues.
SSCWR3The Two Sides Compared and the Onset of War
This unit sets the state for the Civil War by contrasting the North and South and the distinct advantages and disadvantages of each.
SSCWR4The First Turning Point: Bull Run to Antietam
This unit will focus on the beginning stages of the war, the unforeseen issues, solutions, and realization of a prolonged conflict from Bull Run to Antietam.
SSCWR5Post Antietam through 1863
This unit will display the change of the Union war aims and the key turning points of the war in Gettysburg and Vicksburg. This unit will mark the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
SSCWR61864 through Appomattox
This unit will feature the total war tactics implemented by the Union and the use of trench warfare by the Confederacy to prolong the war ultimately leading to their surrender in April of 1865.
SSCWR7Reconstruction
This unit will discuss the key political and social issues that remain after the Civil War.