Unit 3: The Civil War, Part 1 – 1860’s

The Battle of Fort Sumter

Unit 3 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Poetry of the Modern Time Period – by John Keats. 

Map of the Growth of the U.S.Unit Description

The United States was experiencing fast population growth and fascinating development in the areas of education, publishing, inventions, communication and travel. Before the growth and expansion, it was possible that slavery would have remained more of a local issue. However, with the increased speed of communication and the battle for power continuing between the northern and southern states, conflict became inevitable. Abraham Lincoln, elected as president during this time, was committed to the preservation of the Union. However, with the secession of the state of South Carolina, the attack on Fort Sumter, and the subsequent secession of additional states, civil war became a reality.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • Honesty is a character quality to be desired.
    • The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him. — Proverbs 20:23
  • The Bible provides the ethics upon which to judge people and nations.
  • God is sovereign over the affairs of men.
    • From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. — Acts 17:26