UKS2 History - American Civil War Informational Text Writing Unit

This is an informational text writing unit about the American Civil War. The unit focuses on key facts about the war, from the election of Abraham Lincoln and the separation of seven Southern states until General Lee’s surrender in 1865. The unit has been split into three separate lessons which will take students approximately 40-50 minutes each.

The first lesson is interactive and involves them cutting out facts, and then sorting these facts into paragraphs. In the second lesson the children need to use these facts to write four paragraphs. Then, in the final lesson your class will need to check their draft paragraphs for mistakes before writing up their work into a neat copy on the template provided.

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Created: May 25, 2019

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