This product covers 5th grade social studies standard 5.1 Compare and contrast the myth of the Antebellum South to the realities of the region.
-Powerpoint which covers the antebellum period. It contains video links and an activity for students to complete in which they use the map on the powerpoint to correctly color the free states and slave states.
-Biography videos of Senator John C. Calhoun and Abolitionist Frederick Douglass (two from the time period who had opposing views of slavery in America prior to the Civil War
-Two primary source speeches one from Senator John C. Calhoun and a rebuttal from Abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
-Venn diagram handout for students to use while comparing and contrasting these two primary source speeches.