Are you teaching the Causes of the Civil War and hoping to find a no-prep resource?
Are you looking for that perfect lesson to practice primary source analysis while addressing the core content on the Civil War and its causes?
Use this Primary Source Analysis Activity to address the CCSS while helping your students gain a better understanding of the causes of the Civil War. Students can inspect vivid images, decipher varying quotes, and investigate original documents with guiding questions.
A wrap-up question asks students to make comparisons to current events.
Since answers will vary, an answer key is NOT provided.
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Rise of New York City in 1860
Succession of South Carolina
Governor Sam Houston
Election of Abraham Lincoln
Primary Source Analysis
Reading for Content
Writing to show understanding and application of knowledge
May be used as a class assignment, homework assignment, assessment, or as a small group response activity.
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