Brain Pop is by far one of my favorite resources. This video is about 5 minutes long, and it gives a quick summary on the Civil War. The Civil War could be hard for some students to grasp, however, this allows students to learn about a topic in a short amount of time. Along with this, there is a quiz at the end of the video on the civil war to test what the students retained from it. This could be used as an interactive quiz throughout the class, or you could have the students do it in partners, or even use technology to have them respond to a poll using cell phones. Along with that, theres a section that allows students to read more, or play a game and activity that is related to this topic. All of these things can be extremely beneficial in a classroom setting in order to teach the civil war.
Brain Pop- Civil War