Causes of the Civil War PBL: Worlds of the North and South Newspaper Project

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Identifying the differences between the worlds of the North and South is essential to understanding the rise of sectionalism that led to the Civil War. In this project-based learning activity, students examine life in either the North or the South by creating a newspaper that could have existed in that region prior to the Civil War.

They research four key areas of life in their assigned region:

- Geography

- Economy

- Transportation

- Society

They use their understanding of those topics to create articles, letters to the editor, political cartoons, obituaries, weather reports, Dear Abby letters, comics, advertisements, and classifieds.

Included with this product:

- Teacher guide

- Newspaper project directions with brief explanation of each requirement

- Research websites and questions for the regions

- Answer key to research questions

- Planning sheet for students to use to help them make sure they meet each requirement

- Templates for newspaper pieces

- Newspaper rubric

- Notes sheet for sharing with the other region

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Total Pages
28 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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