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Activity Overview


While learning about Civil War, it is important students note the numerous advantages of both sides. Despite their differences, the North and South both had advantages heading into the Civil War. A T Chart is a great way for students to gather and organize the information they learn. It provides an easy reference for them to look back on, and a clear distinction between the two sides of the Civil War. Students may also choose to include whether the advantages of one side were disadvantages for the other!


Northern Advantages

  • Large Population
  • More Money
  • Railroads and Factories

Southern Advantages

  • Fighting for a Cause
  • Excellent Generals
  • Defensive War

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a T Chart comparing and contrasting the advantages of the North and South during the Civil War.

  1. Click "Start Assignment".
  2. In one column, identify and describe the advantages the North had during the war.
  3. Do the same for the South in the other column.
  4. Create illustrations for each cell using appropriate scenes, characters, and items.
  5. Save often!

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 9-10

Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)

Type of Assignment Individual


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