During this unit, you will learn about the Civil War. Topics include the lead- up to the war, the war itself, and the efforts made on both sides to rebuild after the war. You will be choosing a topic related to the Civil War, research it, and prepare a research presentation. In this presentation, you will be defending your opinion regarding your subject. Your classmates will hear and see information about your topic as you present the research you discovered on your way to writing your thesis statement which states your opinion. The presentations will be shared with students in your class so that we all can learn a little bit about your topic and how it is related to the Civil War and our country today.