Social Studies (NYS K-12 Framework Common Core)
Intermediate, Commencement, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
This video, from History.com's archives, focuses on the history of Memorial Day.
SS.7.8 A NATION DIVIDED: Westward expansion, the industrialization of the North, and the increase of slavery in the South contributed to the growth of sectionalism. Constitutional conflicts between advocates of States rights and supporters of federal power increased tensions in the nation; attempts to compromise ultimately failed to keep the nation together, leading to the Civil War.
SS.7.8.d The course and outcome of the Civil War were influenced by strategic leaders from both the North and South, decisive battles, and military strategy and technology that utilized the region's geography.
SS.7.8.d.3 Students will examine how the use of various technologies affected the conduct and outcome of the Civil War.
SS.7.8.e The Civil War impacted human lives, physical infrastructure, economic capacity, and governance of the United States.
SS.7.8.e.1 Students will examine the roles of women, civilians, and free African Americans during the Civil War.