This cause/effect chart activity was created to reinforce the most heavily emphasized topic in the AP curriculum: sectionalism and the road to the Civil War. This versatile activity has students assign impact ratings on a 10 point scale for 20 events key from 1800 to 1860. Included is a blank version which can be used as a note guide or a fully completed version that can be used as a review activity, study tool, or planning tool for the included LEQ assessment.
I have had a lot of success having my students complete this activity in Period 5 and then re-assign their rankings before the AP Exam in May as a quick, but very effective review task.
This package also includes a bonus Free Response Long Essay Question (LEQ) prompt (including free thesis guide) as an assessment.
P4/P5 Impact Rating Chart (Completed Version) - Fully editable/shareable Google Doc
P4/P5 Impact Rating Chart (Blank Version) - Fully editable/shareable Google Doc
LEQ Prompt (with AP thesis guide) - Fully editable/shareable Google Doc