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Topic: Civil War 

United States History

 Standard 13.  Understands the causes of the Civil War
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands slavery prior to the Civil War (e.g., the importance of slavery as a principal cause of the Civil War, the growing influence of abolitionists, childrens’ roles and family life under slavery)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the importance of slavery as a principal cause of the Civil War
     2.Understands the growing influence of abolitonists prior to the Civil War
     3.Understands the growing influence of children’s roles under slavery prior to the Civil War
     4.Understands the growing influence of family life under slavery prior to the Civil War