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Topic: Northern and southern resources of the Civil War 

United States History

 Standard 14.  Understands the course and character of the Civil War and its effects on the American people
  Level II (Grade 5-6)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the technological, social, and strategic aspects of the Civil War (e.g., the impact of innovations in military technology; turning points of the war; leaders of the Confederacy and Union; conditions, characteristics, and armies of the Confederacy and Union; major areas of Civil War combat)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the technological aspects of the Civil War
     2.Understands the social aspects of the Civil War
     3.Understands the strategic aspects of the Civil War
     4.Understands the impact of innovations in military technology during the Civil War
     5.Knows about turning points of the Civil War
     6.Knows about the leaders of the Confederacy
     7.Knows about the leaders of the Union
     8.Understands the condition of the Confederacy
     9.Understands the condition of the Union
     10.Understands the characteristics of the Confederacy
     11.Understands the characteristics of the Union
     12.Understands the major areas of Civil War combat
   Benchmark 2.Understands the provisions and significance of the Emancipation Proclamation (e.g., reasons Abraham Lincoln issued it, public reactions to it in the North and the South)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation
     2.Understands the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation
     3.Understands the reasons Abraham Lincoln issued it
     4.Understands the public reactions to it in the North
     5.Understands the public reactions to it in the South
  Level III (Grade 7-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands the circumstances that shaped the Civil War and its outcome (e.g., differences between the economic, technological, and human resources of both sides; the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on the outcome of the war)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the circumstances that shaped the Civil War
     2.Understands the circumstances that shaped the outcome of the Civil War
     3.Understands differences between the economic resources of both sides of the Civil War
     4.Understands differences between the technological resources of both sides of the Civil War
     5.Understands differences between the human resources of both sides of the Civil War
     6.Understands the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation on the outcome of the Civil War
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands military events that influenced the outcome of the Civil War (e.g., the "hammering campaigns" of Generals Grant and Sherman, the wartime leadership of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the "hammering campaigns" of General Grant
     2.Understands the "hammering campaigns" of General Sherman
     3.Understands the wartime leadership of Jefferson Davis
     4.Understands the wartime leadership of Abraham Lincoln
   Benchmark 2.Understands the influence of Abraham Lincoln's ideas on the Civil War (e.g., the Gettysburg Address, how the Emancipation Proclamation transformed the goals of the Civil War)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the influence of the Gettysburg Address on the Civil War
     2.Understands how the Emancipation Proclamation transformed the goals of the Civil War