Establish a strong understanding of the economic, political, and social differences between northern and southern states during the mid 1800s.
Be able to clearly identify reasons, opinions, and actions that led to this tragic war between the states.
The Industrial Revolution has created major economic, social, and political differences between the northern and southern states. Tension is rising, and neither side is willing to budge from their position! They're pretty vocal about it too! A war between the states is edging closer and closer. How did this happen? Everything seemed to be going so well?
In order to really comprehend and connect to the Causes of the American Civil War, you will be participating in yet another experiential exercise! So, for the duration of this unit, the class will be divided into northern and southern states. Each student will take on the persona of either a northerner or southerner, and deliver a Passionate Speech during our Causes of the Civil War Debate! Let's get into character, and educationally re-ignite these differences! Below are a few examples to give you an idea of what we're going for.