This unit bundle includes 8 lessons that begins with John Brown and his actions in 1856 and 1859 and ends with life in the South under the Jim Crow Laws.
Lesson 1: John Brown - Were his actions justified? A DBQ lesson that features primary sources, including a song and artwork, that describe the actions of John Brown in the Kansas Territory and at Harpers Ferry. The revised 2015 DBQ rubric is attached for grading purposes.
Lesson 2: The Dred Scott Decision and the views of the Supreme Court decision from different newspapers throughout the Union.
Lesson 3: The Election of 1860 - secondary reading, map and political cartoon analysis.
Lesson 4: The Issue of Secession DBQ with the revised 2015 DBQ rubric.
Lesson 5: The Lincoln Administration and His Legacy features a series of primary sources that highlights the politician's famous public (and written) speeches. Each document is accompanied with questions.
Lesson 6: The Impact of the Civil War and Medicine DBQ.
Lesson 7: "Reconstruction DBQ: A Failure?" contains a series of primary sources, including map images and political cartoons with the revised 2015 DBQ rubric.
Lesson 8: Life in the South under the Jim Crow Laws is a lesson filled with primary and secondary sources. The revised 2015 DBQ rubric is attached for grading purposes.
The lessons are aligned with the AP US History Key Concept Standards.