Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

One of the most divisive and important events in American history, the Civil War (also called the War Between the States) pitted countrymen against countrymen in the new and developing republic of the United States of America.  Among the many issues at stake were the role of central government, state's rights, slavery, and the fate of the Union itself, which had borne our fledgling nation through the American Revolutionary war and the War of 1812.

 

Grim, brutal, and utterly personal, the Civil War claimed more American lives than any other war fought before or since the founding of the United States.  No other war contains such philosophical and emotional impact, since the issues and concerns that were on the hearts and minds of the politicians, statesmen, combatants, and ordinary citizens of the late nineteenth century can still be seen in evidence even in modern times.  No modern politician can ignore or discount the attitudes and mindsets the were forged in the Civil War and expect a measure of success--for many of those attitudes for both the North and the South still thrive in American society, culture, and debate.

 

This course attempts to briefly summarize and present the major events and battles related to the War Between the States in chronological order.  In addition, this course will set forth the major political issues and philosophies that set the stage for the Civil War, sustained the conflict, and continue to linger on to this day in the hearts and minds of most Americans.  Finally, a list of the major figures related to the Civil War will be presented to highlight each notable person's contributions to the struggle itself and to the overall development of our nation.
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  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the major events and battles related to the American Civil War.
  • Identify the major political issues and philosophies that set the stage for the Civil War.
  • Describe the major issues that still exist today as a result of the Civil War.
  • Identify and describe the major figures of the Civil War.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introductions 5 points
The Telegraph and the Civil War 40 points
Was It Worth It? 25 points
Why was going to school important for kids during the Civil War? 25 Bonus Points Assignment 25 points
Causes of the Civil War 25 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
First Battles 25 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Battles of 1861 25 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Battles of 1862 25 points
The Emancipation Proclamation 25 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Battle of Chancellorsville 25 points
Battle of Gettysburg 25 points
Aftermath of Battle 20 points
Was the Battle of Gettysburg the most important battle in American History? 20 points
Battle of Vicksburg 25 points
Was Vicksburg the Key? 30 points
Lesson 6 Exam 9 points
Final Battle 25 points
What if America's Civil War was also fought over religion? 20 points
People in the American Civil War 25 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Technology in the Civil War 20 points
The End 50 points
The Final Exam 28 points
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